Proteins@Work is funded with 13.5 million euro by NWO as part of the 2011 call for a National Road Map for Large-scale Research Facilities, which aims to implemented the European ESFRI Roadmap in the Dutch scienctific landscape. On March 2, 2012, the funding of Proteins@Work is announced by State Secretary Halbe Zijlstra for Education, Culture and Science at a ceremony in Utrecht. The project intends to start early 2014 and will run for at least 5 years.