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Four FMG research teams receive funding in the NWO Open Competition – SSH. This instrument makes funding available for the best research proposals in the humanities and social sciences, without any thematic limitations.

Generational differences in determinants of party choice

Prof. Wouter van der Brug (UvA)

We investigate generational differences in determinants of party choice. We expect that 'new political issues', such as migration and global warming, have the greatest impact on vote choices of young generations. Among other things, this explains why young people are overrepresented among the supporters of Green and Radical right parties.

A Place to Grow Old? The Risks and Rewards of Retirement Migration

Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn (UvA)

Emigrating in later life is a step that more and more people consider. A different climate and culture make this step attractive as well as risky. In this project we examine how Dutch natives settle down in Southern European countries, how they integrate and try to achieve the good life.

A New Normative Framework for Financial Debt

Prof. Eric Schliesser (UvA)

Society is drowning in financial debts. But it is unclear how to deal with debt morally when it cannot be repaid or causes harmful side effects. This project develops practical, normative guidelines that help policymakers, creditors, and debtors to regulate and manage debt.

The Return of the Medici? The Global Rise of Private Museums for Contemporary Art

Prof. Olav Velthuis (UvA)

Art worlds have recently witnessed the global rise of private art museums. This project explains this rise and studies its multifaceted impact: what do private museums add to existing museum scenes? To what extent do they now co-determine the value of contemporary art?