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Three UEF grants for interdisciplinary doctoral research at the Rudolf Agricola School

The Ubbo Emmius Fund (UEF) awards ten grants to research projects from the RUG Schools.
15 November 2023
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The M20 Programme is a long-term initiative of the UEF. Thanks to a donation by an anonymous UG alumnus, the UEF can fund ten PhD positions for the UG Schools each year. Like the Schools, the projects are multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in nature, and dovetail with societal issues.

The first four grants, totalling €1,160,000, were allocated in a pilot in 2022. This year the M20 Programme has fully launched. Over the past summer 94 proposals were submitted. Every school set up an independent academic committee. In collaboration with the UEF, these committees ultimately select ten projects. The next step is recruiting PhD students, which will happen over the following months.

Schools for Science & Society

The Schools for Science & Society, named after famous Groningen scholars, are working on four big societal issues, which are: energy transition and climate adaptation (Wubbo Ockels); healthy ageing (Aletta Jacobs); digital society, technology and artificial intelligence (Jantina Tammes); and sustainable development (Rudolf Agricola).

The ten M20 PhD positions all fall under one of the Schools’ themes.

The selected projects

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