Thirteen 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.
A terrific result building on last year's successes, where 12 Groningen researchers were awarded Veni grants
. Veni’s are intended for researchers who have recently gained a PhD and have significant and original talent for innovative research. The grant of up to € 250,000 offers these young researchers the chance to further develop their ideas over the next three years.
The Veni grants are awarded every July by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The 13 new Groningen Veni recipients are affiliated with five different faculties – Science and Engineering, Medical Sciences/UMCG, Behavioural and Social Sciences, Arts, and Philosophy – and their subjects are:
Fighting tuberculosis with a Trojan horse
Nano materials for energy technologies
A definition of the people: Ideas of community in the late Middle Ages in meetings along the African Atlantic coast
More information about the researchers on our
Veni, Vidi and Vici webpage
Together with the Vidi (for experienced postdocs) and Vici (for senior researchers) grants, the Veni grants 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.
Prof. Maria Antonietta Loi of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM) has been awarded a Materials NL Changes grant by the NWO.
Dr. Francesco Maresca has been granted a Materials NL Challenges grant by NWO.
Faculty of Arts Lecturer of the Year 2019.