Ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in Dutch academic research. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science are keen to promote diversity and are concerned about the present loss of talent to the academic world. NWO and the Ministry of OCW conceived a programme that aims at helping representatives of ethnic minorities into the world of science. This Mozaïek (Mosaic) programme started in 2004.
-Both their parents must have been born in one of the target countries (see list at the back of the Mozaïek brochure) or both the candidate and at least one of his/her parents must have been born in one of these countries -The candidate must have graduated from or be a final year student at a Dutch university and have completed the entire university degree in the Netherlands -Only graduates who have not accepted a position to study for a PhD at the time of the awarding of the grant may submit an application.