NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) initiated a new grant to increase the number of women in the senior positions of science.
The aim of this grant-based funding scheme is to provide a solution for women who temporarily lack the funding needed to pursue their scientific and/or technical-scientific careers. Funding gaps like this, which can occur in many ways and for all kinds of reasons, are sometimes difficult to bridge. They cause many highly qualified women to turn their back on science and choose a different career. This scheme is intended to prevent this outflow.
More information can be found here.