Twelve researchers from the University of Groningen (UG) and the UMCG have been awarded VENI grants within the framework of NWO’s Innovational Research Incentives Scheme, as opposed to sixteen last year. VENI grants are intended for researchers who have recently gained a PhD and have significant and original talent for innovative research. The grant is up to € 250,000 and offers these young researchers the chance to develop their ideas over the next three years.
The VENI grants are awarded annually by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The twelve new Groningen VENI laureates and their topics are:
RUG - Pedagogical and Educational Sciences
Not straight? Sexual orientation disparities in macro and micro-processes of youth victimization and mental health
The resilience of Inuit traditional life in Arctic Canada
RUG - Clinical Psychology
Grief’s paradox: approach and avoidance in prolonged grief disorder
RUG - Philosophy
Understanding Statistical Biases in Peer Review
RUG - Developmental psychology
The lessons to be learned from happy neurotics
RUG - sociology
The Proximity Project: Loneliness in Adolescence Explained by Social Relations and Social Appraisals
Stephanie van der Steen
(How) Does animal assisted therapy work?
Thom de Vries
RUG – Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
Pushing boundaries: Team boundary spanning in response to disruptions
RUG – Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES)
How much do parents disagree over offspring care?
RUG - Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES)
Do non-breeding conditions constrain adaptation to climate change in avian migrants?
Inge Holtman (UMCG)
UMCG - Department of Neuroscience
Role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease
Tamar Lok (via NIOZ)
NIOZ – Department of Coastal Systems
The ontogeny of migration: an interplay of genes and environment
The VENI grants, together with the the VIDI (for experienced postdocs) and VICI grants (for senior researchers), form part of NWO's Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. The VENI grants are designed for outstanding researchers who have recently gained a PhD. Within the Scheme, researchers are free to submit their own topic for funding. In this way NWO wishes to stimulate innovative research driven by curiosity. NWO selects the researchers on the basis of their quality, the innovative nature of the research, the expected societal impact of the research proposal, and the possibilities for knowledge utilization.
More information about the young researchers and their awarded projects can be found at our website.
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