The Rubicon grant recipients, nine men and seven women, are almost all going abroad for a period of two years. Seven chose to go to the USA, two to the UK, and the rest to South Africa, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal or Belgium.
Their research activities will include creating human bone replacements using 3D printers, understanding how the brain stores memories, and building superfast electronic switches.
Forty-two applications were submitted for this third and last round of Rubicon grants in 2022, of which 38.5 percent were approved. The funders, NWO and ZonMw, approve about sixty of these grants every year.
The Rubicon grant is popular and has made it possible for young researchers to spend one or two years working abroad since 2005. But those who did not get this grant need not worry: it has not been shown that the grant has a significant effect on a research career.