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November 2022: Third round of Sustainable Society Small Grants of 2022 awarded

29 November 2022
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In November 2022 four excellent proposals have been awarded a Sustainable Society Small Grant.

In our third round of Sustainable Society Small Grants 2022, we congratulate Kyriaki Fousiani (PhD, BSS), prof. dr. Marije Michel (Arts), Rachel Johnston-White (PhD) and dr. Stefan Couperus – (Arts), and dr. Sander van Lanen (FSS) and dr. Jaap Nieuwenhuis (FBSS).

Read more about their research.

Kyriaki Fousiani – BSS

Fousiani's project aims to demonstrate the potentially adverse consequences of conspiracy theorizing for the workplace. It is noteworthy that organizational conspiracy beliefs are a topic that remains largely under-investigated despite its consequences both for employees and employers

Marije Michel – Arts

Prof. dr. Michel recieves a Small Grant for organising data collection and a workshop. The Dutch government supports the learning of Dutch, for asylum seekers, refugees and other newcomersas. It is a prerequisite for work or study, which in turn adds to newcomers’ financial independence and economic prosperity. For most highlyeducated newcomers to the Netherlands, it is, however, equally or even more important. No systematic work exists investigating this relationship between English language learning and the well-being of newcomers in the Netherlands. Hence, in herproject, Michel aims to fill this gap in research. In June 2023 a workshop will be organised with the experts and relevant stakeholders, to conclude the research project and to pave a pathway for future research.

Rachel Johnston-White and Stefan Couperus – Arts

Johnston and dr. Couperus applied for a contribution towards funding a three-day academic conference on the theme of Antiliberal Internationalism in the 20th Century: Beyond Left & Right?

Anti-liberal internationalism as a political ideology promotes alternative conceptions or imaginaries of both exclusion and inclusion that are at odds with liberal ideology on social justice and cohesion, as well as ideas about universal human rights.

Global antiliberalism also and promotes dangerous discourses that completely reject human responsibility for environment degradation and thus contribute significant further harm to the environment.

Sander van Lanen -FSS and Jaap Nieuwenhuis – FBSS

Neighbourhood social networks are essential for the wellbeing of residents, yet we know relatively little about the conditions for their sustainable success. In this project, dr. Sander van Lanen and dr. Jaap Nieuwenhuis aim to identify conditions for the formation and maintenance of successful and sustainable neighbourhood networks.

Last modified:07 December 2022 1.53 p.m.

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