VSNU, NFU, KNAW and ZonMw want to ensure that the recognition and rewards system is better suited to the core tasks of the knowledge institutions in the areas of education, research, impact and patient care, and that the appreciation academics receive is better aligned with society's needs. Change is urgently needed in the way universities recognize and reward their academic staff. Research achievements have long determined academics’ career paths, and this dominance is becoming increasingly at odds with reality. Education and impact are also crucial to the success of a modern knowledge institution, as is patient care for university medical centers. Therefore a position paper is being published, 'Room for everyone’s talent'. To facilitate a wider variety of possible career paths and profiles, to offer more opportunities for collaboration, across disciplinary boundaries in various financial instruments. For more information, download position paper below.