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The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to 9 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

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The Fellowship amounts to about 180,000 euros for each recipient and is awarded to promising and experienced researchers. A Marie Curie Fellowship is comprised of three fellowships: an Individual Fellowship and European Fellowship for researchers relocating to or within Europe, and the Global Fellowship for researchers from Europe who are relocating to an institution outside Europe.

The recipients


  • Imran Akca-Avci (Academic Medical Center, AMC-UvA) - FOIPO: Functional Optical Imaging Probes for Otology


  • Eddie Brummelman (Research Institute of Child Development and Education) - UPR: Unconditional Parental Regard: Its Nature and its Consequences
    Brummelman will conduct his research at Stanford University (US).


  • Simone Datzberger (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research) - EDU-DEM: Democratization through Education? The Role of Education in Strengthening Civil Agency and Voice in Sub-Saharan Africa


  • Guglielmo Lockhart (Institute of Physics) - 6D STRINGS: Tensionless Strings of Six-Dimensional Superconformal Theories


  • Anna Menyhért (Amsterdam School for Heritage and Memory Studies) - TRAPRODIG: Trauma Studies in the Digital Age: The Impact of Social Media on Trauma Processing in Life Narratives and in Trauma Literature: the Case of Hungary


  • Annemarie Samuels (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research) - AIDSsilences: The Power of Silence: a Medical Anthropological Approach to AIDS Care Narratives
    Samuels will conduct her research at Harvard University (US).


  • Martine van Schouwenburg (Psychology Research Institute) - ORCA: Oscillatory Long-Range Coherence in Attention


  • Jakub Tomczak (Informatics Institute) - DeeBMED: Deep Learning and Bayesian Inference for Medical Imaging


  • Katrin Wiese (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) - WntELECT: Wnt Enhancer Landscape Characterization