As some may know, I work on historical climate data. Quite often we have to hide the work we do in bigger proposals that solve some practical problems. (I also got funding from general programs.)
So I am really happy that Belgium has a program where the aim is to get the foundation right, rather than to produce something that can be published in Nature.
Only Belgian federal institutions can apply, but I am posting hoping more countries will follow.
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