The research programme of KdVI comprises three research programmes. Each programme consists of two different subprogrammes or projects. A programme typically consists of two to three full professors and three to five tenured associate professors (UHD) and assistant professors (UD), plus post-docs and PhD students. In addition, there are a few endowed chairs, usually scientists with an appointment elsewhere or paid by an external organization.
The KdVI participates in the UvA research priority area Quantum Matter and Quantum information and is one of the four parties involved in the Gravitation Programme "NETWORKS".