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Economist Eszter Czibor and theoretical physicist Benjamin Mosk of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have both been awarded a Rubicon grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Science Research (NWO). The grant will allow them to obtain international experience and take the next step in their academic career.

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

A total of 97 researchers submitted a proposal, of which 21 were successful. The recipients will be able to use the Rubicon grant to conduct research at a foreign research institute. The amount of funding depends on the chosen destination and the duration of stay.  

The recipients

Eszter Czibor (Economics): Quotas and Beyond: Using Insights from Behavioural Economics to Achieve Gender Balance in Organizations

Are quotas efficient in closing the gender gap at the top of corporate hierarchies? Eszter Czibor investigates the unintended negative consequences of gender quotas and proposes alternative mechanisms to promote gender balance in organisations.

Czibor will conduct research at the University of Chicago’s department of Economics.

Benjamin Mosk (Theoretical Physics): Gravity by Entanglement

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity is in need of revision. Mosk will visit  the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics where he will investigate the relation between gravity and quantum entanglement.

Mosk will conduct his research at Stanford University’s Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (US).