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Update and reminder: Call for proposals Social Resilience & Security programme

On behalf of the interdisciplinary programme Social Resilience & Security, we would like to remind you of the call for proposals for seed funding (up to €4.000) to boost interdisciplinary research.

Please be reminded of the main criteria for the application:

  • The aim of this grant is to boost interdisciplinary collaboration between faculties.
  • Applicants must be early career researchers (up to 8 years after obtaining a PhD) and must be employed at Leiden University.
  • Collaborations between early career researchers and an assistant professors are also considered.
  • The topic of the proposed project should address social resilience and security broadly.
  • The application deadline is extended to 30 November 2022.

Please check this page for more information, criteria and the application procedure.

Social resilience and security has never been more important than now. Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a considerable disturbance to our personal and social lives. As a result, the general population reports more stress, loneliness and decreased quality of life. At the same time, there has been a sharp increase in suicidality and violence. For instance, rates of child maltreatment, and intimate partner violence have increased, and over the last year, adolescent suicidality has increased by 15%.

The Social Resilience & Security programme seeks to improve social resilience and security through a focus the following topics: Adolescent risk and Resilience, Uncertainty and Violence in Society. Multi- and interdisciplinary approaches are needed to fully understand their etiology, underlying mechanisms and societal impact. Hence, the programme aims to promote lateral thinking and borrowing and exchanging tools from a variety of disciplines, in order to make significant steps in research. To make this happen, researchers in our programme work together in teams from across the Social Sciences, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Archaeology, and Humanities.

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