28 young researchers to receive Research Talent funding

25 June 2018

From cultural heritage protection to the basic income debate and research into the transgender brain: 28 up-and-coming researchers are to conduct PhD research into a wide range of topics with NWO funding under the Research Talent programme.

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28 of the 68 full proposals submitted have been approved in the 2018 round. The board of the NWO domain Social Sciences and Humanities has decided which proposals will receive funding.

Research Talent

Research Talent offers excellent students in the social and behavioural sciences the opportunity to do PhD research. PhD candidates are put forward by a supervising professor. Candidates have a free choice of topic for their PhD, as long as it fits within the social and behavioural sciences. A budget of 6.25 million euros was available in this round.

From Fall 2018 onwards, the Research Talent programme will be integrated into the new NWO Open Competition - SSH; the old instrument will be discontinued. Therefore, there will be no future Research Talent round.

The proposals that were awarded funding are listed below, ordered by the main applicants’ surname.

Awards

Consumer Search and Learning: Modeling, Estimation, and Applications
Main applicant: Prof. dr. J.H. Abbring (Tilburg University)
Discipline: Econometrics
PhD candidate: Rafael Greminger
Co-applicant: Dr. T. Klein (Tilburg University)

Unravelling the basic income debate
Main applicant: Prof. dr. P.H.J. Achterberg (Tilburg University)
Discipline: Sociology
PhD candidate: Erwin Gielens

When it all goes down-hill: A complex-dynamical systems approach to depressive relapse
Main applicant: Prof. dr. C.L.H. Bockting (University of Amsterdam)
Discipline: Clinical Psychology
PhD candidate: Maartje Eijlander

Who is making those sounds? How recognizing voices helps infants to learn the phonemes of their language
Main applicant: Prof. dr. P.P.G. Boersma (University of Amsterdam)
Discipline: Developmental Psychology
PhD candidate: Gisela Hanna Govaart
C0-applicant: Dr. C.M.M. Junge (Utrecht University)

Discourses and Practices of Migrant Solidarity in the Italian LGBTQ movement
Main applicant: Prof. dr. R.E. Bryant (Utrecht University)
Discipline: Cultural Anthropology
PhD candidate: Alice Venir
Co-applicant: Dr. M. Oosterbaan (Utrecht University)

Moving beyond legality: Nigerian and Afghan migrants navigating semi-legality and mobility in the EU
Main applicant: Prof. dr. H. Ernste (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Discipline: Geography
PhD candidate: Mirjam Wajsberg
Co-applicant: Dr. J. Schapendonk (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Stand up straight: Cognitive representations of verticality and upright posture
Main applicant: Prof. dr. M.A. Frens (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Discipline: Biological and Medical Psychology
PhD candidate: Brandon Rasman
Co-applicant: Dr. ir. P.A. Forbes (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)

Visualising the Unseen – Understanding Vision in Naturalistic Conditions
Main applicant: Prof. dr. M.A.J. van Gerven (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Discipline: Psychonomics and Cognitive Psychology
PhD candidate: Simon Hofmann
Co-applicant: Prof. dr. P.R. Roelfsema (NIN, Amsterdam)

Mixed Feelings, Mixed Baskets – How Shopping Emotions Drive the Healthiness of Shopping Baskets
Main applicant: Prof. dr. ir. K. van Ittersum (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Discipline: Business Administration
PhD candidate: Julia Storch

Making the most of clinical trials: Increasing efficiency using novel Bayesian methods for information sharing within and between trials
Main applicant: Prof. dr. M.C. Kaptein (Tilburg University)
Discipline: Biological and Medical Psychology
PhD candidate: Xynthia Kavelaars
Co-applicant: Dr. ir. J. Mulder (Tilburg University)

From extreme beliefs to actual violence: the missing link in radicalization research
Main applicant: Prof. dr. E.R. Kleemans (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Discipline: Criminal Law and Criminology
PhD candidate: Fabienne Thijs

Estimation and identification of parameters in macroeconomic models with incomplete markets
Main applicant: Prof. dr. Frank Kleibergen
Discipline: Econometrics
PhD candidate: Eva Janssens
Co-applicant: dr. Christian Stoltenberg

Restriction of testamentary freedom in modern-day society: from fixed to discretionary provisions
Main applicant: Prof. mr. dr. W.D. Kolkman (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Discipline: Private Law
PhD candidate: Mark Beuker
Co-applicant: Prof. mr. dr. L.C.A. Verstappen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Expecting the forest before the trees: the role of predictions in competitive visual processing
Main applicant: Dr. F.P. de Lange (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Discipline: Psychonomics and Cognitive Psychology
PhD candidate: Floortje Bouwkamp
Co-applicant: Prof. dr. P. Hagoort (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Culpability in Development: Sentencing Adolescents as Juveniles or Adults
Main applicant: Prof. dr. T. Liefaard (Leiden University)
Discipline: Criminal Law and Criminology
PhD candidate: Eva Schmidt

Quality and inequality: The compensatory and multiplicative effects of school quality
Main applicant: Prof. dr. W.A.F. Maas (Utrecht University)
Discipline: Sociology
PhD candidate: Kim Stienstra
Co-applicant: Dr. A. Knigge (Utrecht University)

Changing minds in social anxiety: a developmental network approach to neurocognitive bias modification
Main applicant: Dr. M.J.W. van der Molen (Leiden University)
Discipline: Developmental Psychology
PhD candidate: Elise Kortink
Co-applicant: Prof. dr. P.M. Westenberg (Leiden University)

Reform in the Dutch Market for Long-Term Care: Quantifying the Benefits of Choice and Price-Cap Regulation
Main applicant: Prof. dr. J.L. Moraga González (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Discipline: Microeconomics
PhD candidate: Hendrik Letterie

The developmental and evolutionary emergence of mirror neurons in coupled organisms
Main applicant: Prof. dr. J.M.J. Murre (University of Amsterdam)
Discipline: Psychonomics en Cognitive Psychology
PhD candidate: Casper Hesp
Co-applicant: Prof. dr. K.R. Ridderinkhof (University of Amsterdam)

Access denied. How diagnostic categories work in negotiating care for people with learning disability
Main applicant: Prof. dr. A.J. Pols (University of Amsterdam)
Discipline: Cultural Anthropology
PhD candidate: Leonie Dronkert
Co-applicant: Dr. K. Krause (University of Amsterdam)

The persistence of risky migration patterns: a comparative study of Eritrean and Nigerian migration to Europe
Main applicant: Prof. dr. mr. C.R.J.J. Rijken (Tilburg University)
Discipline: Public Administration
PhD candidate: Mariia Shaidrova

Psychobiological Mechanisms of Individual Differences in Costly Avoidance Behaviour
Main applicant: Prof. dr. K. Roelofs (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Discipline: Biological and Medical Psychology
PhD candidate: Anneloes Hulsman
Co-applicant: Dr. F. Klumpers (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Can our brain undergo a sex-change? Studying brain changes and sexual wellbeing in transgenders
Main applicant: Prof. dr. A.T. Sack (Maastricht University)
Discipline: Clinical Psychology
PhD candidate: Mathilde Kennis

Endogenous group formation and decision-making
Main applicant: Prof. dr. A.J.H.C. Schram (University of Amsterdam)
Discipline: Microeconomics
PhD candidate: Katharina Brütt
Co-applicant: Prof. dr. J.H. Sonnemans (University of Amsterdam)

The Foundations of Cultural Heritage Protection: Striking a Balance between the Local and the Global
Main applicant: Prof. dr. N.J. Schrijver (Leiden University)
Discipline: International and European Law
PhD candidate: Sophie Starrenburg
Co-applicant: Prof. dr. Y.M. Donders (University of Amsterdam)

Smart state, smart citizen? The future of information regulation in the digital data era
Main applicant: Prof. dr. mr. Y.E. Schuurmans (Leiden University)
Discipline: Constitutional and Administrative Law
PhD candidate: Fatma Çapkurt
Co-applicant: Prof. mr. dr. S.H. Ranchordás (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Bayes Factor Design Analysis for the Efficient Collection of Informative Data
Main applicant: Prof. dr. E.J. Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam)
Discipline: Psychometrics
PhD candidate: Angelika Stefan

Inferring Cognitive Strategies from Eye-movement Sequences: A Bayesian Model-based Approach
Main applicant: Prof. dr. E.J. Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam)
Discipline: Psychometrics
PhD candidate: Šimon Kucharský

 

Source: NWO