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Five promising researchers awarded a NWO Veni grant worth 250,000 euros

Published: 05th November 2020 Last updated: 30th November 2020

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to five highly promising young scientists of Tilburg University. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.

The five laureates are Dr. Julio Crego, Tilburg School of Economics and Management; Dr. Anne Lafarre, Tilburg Law School; Dr. Bart van der Sloot, Tilburg Law School, Dr. Michèle Nuijten, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Marjolein de Boer, Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. These are their research proposals:

Unveiling what your trading counterparty might know
Regulating Shareholders to Stimulate Sustainable Corporate Behavior
Privacy as the right to be let alone by yourself
Towards solid science in four steps
Bodies in transition: making sense of menopause

NWO Talent Program

The Veni is awarded by NWO every year. A total of 1,127 researchers submitted an admissible research proposal for funding. 162 of these have now been granted. That comes down to an award rate of 14%. The submissions were assessed by means of peer review by external experts from the disciplines concerned.

Together with Vidi and Vici, Veni is part of the NWO Talent Program. Veni is aimed at excellent researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate. NWO selects researchers based on the quality of the researcher, the innovative character of the research, the expected scientific impact of the research proposal and the possibilities for knowledge use.

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