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Nineteen researchers who recently obtained their doctorate, will receive a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research at the UvA or the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). Each recipient will receive €250,000 with which they can perform research for a period of three years.


More insight through science

The Veni recipients represent a number of different academic disciplines. Many of their research projects have a direct social relevance. For example, some of the researchers explore the role of social solidarity in the current European crisis and the underlying causes of violent elections in non-Western countries. Other research projects focus on the pros and cons of ‘flexwork’ and attempt to frame public opinion with regard to the multicultural society since the 1970s to the present.  

Selected projects  

  • Dr Egil Asprem (Religious Studies) - Knights of Terror
  • Dr Ursula Daxecker (Political Science) - Voting and Violence 
  • Dr Wojciech Dzik (Chemistry) - Reacting dinitrogen
  • Dr Nina Gierasimczuk (Logic) - Learning from each other
  • Dr Armen Hakhverdian (Political Science) - De effecten van publieke opinie
  • Dr Jeroen van Heijst (Medicine) - Bestrijden van een hardnekkige bacterie
  • Dr Helmer Helmers (History) -  Nieuws maken in de Gouden Eeuw
  • Dr Claartje ter Hoeven (Communication Science) - De relatie tussen flexibele werkvormen en welzijn ontrafeld
  • Dr Audrey Hu (Economics) -  High-risk auctions
  • Dr Theresa Kuhn (Political Science) -  Grenzen aan solidariteit?
  • Dr Bram Lancee (Sociology) -  Etnische ongelijkheid op de arbeidsmarkt
  • Dr Liza Mügge (Political Science) -  Gender en etniciteit in de Tweede Kamer 
  • Dr Suzanne Oosterwijk (Social Psychology) -  Morbide nieuwsgierigheid
  • Dr Victor Peperzak (Medicine) -  Het beheersen van celdood
  • Dr Carla Ribeiro (Medicine) -  Veelvraat beschermt tegen HIV
  • Dr Alexander Vlaar (Medicine) -  Vers bloed tegen benauwdheid?
  • Dr. Felix Wensveen (Medicine) -  De specificiteit van immuniteit 
  • Dr. Jan Willem Wieland (Philosophy) -  Verantwoordelijkheid en onwetendheid
  • Dr. Rianne van der Windt (Medicine) -  Stofwisseling in geheugencellen