FGGA Faculty Board awards €4.8 million in starter grants
The Faculty Board awarded 16 starter grants to young assistant professors for their research proposals. The Board has adopted the advice of the starter grants committee in their decision. The board congratulates all the recipients and is delighted with all the exiting research projects with an emphasis on ‘team science’ that will start within the faculty in the coming period.
In June 2022, Minister Dijkgraaf announced the starter grants as part of additional investments in higher education and research. The aim of these grants is to reduce workload, competition, and application pressure, and to encourage unfettered research. The faculty has a significant number of starter grants to distribute over the next eight years.
Unfortunately, the additional investments are not enough to reward all eligible assistant professors (UDs). Which is why the decision was made within the faculty to award these scholarships only to projects that support 'team science'.
Eligible UDs were invited to submit a research proposal as per the call for proposals circulated within the faculty in March. Koen Caminada: 'The committee reviewed all the applications and was impressed with the innovative research proposals.' Besides 'team science', the proposals were also judged on academic quality, innovative character, and contribution to the institute's research strategy. Read the rapport here.
Institute of Public Administration
Within the Institute of Public Administration, 7 research proposals were awarded a starter grant. A total sum of €2.1 million. The recipients of the starter grants are Ellis Aizenberg, Antonella Maiello, Martin Sievert, Sebastian Diessner and Dr Fabio Bulfone, Lars Dorren, Bernard Bernards and Matt Young and their teams (see attachment on right side of page).
Leiden University College
Within Leiden University College, 3 research proposals were awarded a starter grant. A total sum of € 900,000. The recipients of the starter grants are Joy Lee, Joeri Reinders, Davina Osei and their teams (see attachment on right side of page).
Institute Security and Global Affairs
Within the Institute Security and Global Affairs, 6 research proposals were awarded a starter grant. A total sum of €1.8 million. The recipients of the starter grants are Tom Buitelaar, Zakia Shiraz, Seda Gürkan and Valentina Carraro, Sarah Carthy, Thomas Maguire and Cristina del Real and their teams (see attachment on right side of page).