The VENI Innovational Research Incentives Scheme is directed at individual researchers who have recently gained their PhDs and gives the opportunity to further develop their ideas for a period of three years. Further information can be found here. This year 13 out of 78 applicants (in the Exact Science (EW) division of NWO) received the VENI grant. More about those can be found here. The total number of applicants (in all NWO fields) was 965, and 159 of them got it. The Erasmus University part is 15 winners, 7 of whom are from Erasmus Medical Center.