Vici is part of Innovational Research Incentives Scheme from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Vici is targeted at outstanding senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to act as coaches for young researchers. The maximum grant is 1.5 million Euro. The grant gives them the opportunity to build a research group. A logical step following a Vici grant is an appointment as professor.