Awarded grants, round 2019-1

Twenty-six laureates have received grants in the fourteenth round of the Doctoral Grant for Teachers. Every year, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science makes 9.5 million euros available for these PhD trajectories.


Overview listed in alphabetical order

Deconstructing discourse in practice in Dutch refugee integration programmes

N.L. (Nadine) Blankvoort (f) Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Maastricht University

Organising integration programmes for refugees in the Netherlands remains challenging. This project analyses texts and interactions in government and citizen-initiated integration programmes to understand how policy and discourse on integration are shaped in practice, and how the messages that refugees receive affect how they approach and experience integration.

Confronting the Anthropocene: A multi-site exploration of community resilience and social innovation

M. (Deanne) Boisvert (f) Windesheim University of Applied Sciences – The University of Humanistic Studies

Humans cause and increasingly suffer from negative environmental impacts. Resilience is one proposed response. However, there is no consensus on its definition or value in helping to withstand calamities. To enhance our understanding of community resilience in an ecological context, this research explores responses to environmental challenges among three network organisations.

Nurses’ participation in Antimicrobial Stewardship (NuPAS)

M.J. (Maria) Bos (f) Avans University of Applied Sciences – Radboud University Nijmegen

Antimicrobial resistance (resistance of micro-organisms (e.g. bacteria) against antibiotics) is a global threat with major consequences for healthcare. One of the interventions that can reduce antimicrobial resistance is to ensure that antibiotics are used appropriately. Nurses can play a crucial role in this. This research aims to clarify and describe this role.

Towards nursing competencies which improve access to care for Turkish and Moroccan migrants with dementia and their informal caregivers

G. (Gözde) Duran (f) Windesheim University of Applied Sciences – VU Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The number of Turkish and Moroccan migrants with dementia is rapidly increasing. These migrants hardly use dementia care. This study explores how nurses can recognise, assess and strengthen the ability of Turkish and Moroccan migrants with dementia and their informal caregivers to improve their access to appropriate dementia care.

Leadership as an intervention to create an inclusive work environment
L.G.M. (Lise-Lotte) Geutjes-Bambang Oetomo (f) University of Applied Sciences Leiden – Leiden University
An increase in diversity can lead to a decrease in feelings of inclusion. This research will therefore examine the basic elements needed to create an inclusive work environment. Leadership is crucial to this process, which is why the behaviour of people in leadership positions, and the inclusive interventions that they introduce, will be examined.

The capability approach and access to justiceMapping and developing legal capabilities to advance access to justice by community-dwelling elderly people
A. (Ann-Katrin) Habbig (f) Inholland University of Applied Sciences – Utrecht University
The capability approach focuses on what people are able to achieve. This research project examines how this approach can foster access to justice (accessing the legal system and achieving a fair outcome) for elderly people, a group often experiencing new limits of capabilities relevant to access to justice.

Forecasting production and modelling the market supply of greenhouse vegetables
M.A. (Marinus) van Haaften (m) Inholland University of Applied Sciences – Delft University of Technology This research involves developing a gaming simulation to reduce disparities between forecasts and market supply. It also seeks to improve harvest forecasts and map the strategic behaviour of chain partners. A more accurate forecasting model will stabilise relationships between chain partners. This model and clarity regarding strategic behaviour will result in a more balanced market supply.

For what it’s worth – The value of arts and crafts in the Netherlands
M.H.L. (Marleen) Hofland-Mol (f) Albeda College – Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research shows that arts and crafts is less valued in the Netherlands than in its neighbouring country Germany. This study aims to identify the grounds for this discrepancy, using the goldsmith sector as a starting point. Furthermore, suggestions are explored which might help to develop the valuation of arts and crafts in the Netherlands in general, and in the goldsmith sector in particular.

Preparing the labour market For an uncertain future
L.A.J. (Loek) van Kraaij (m)  Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Erasmus University Rotterdam
A rich discussion has arisen in recent years about how technological developments are going to affect the future of work. Despite the inherent uncertainty about the future, policy actors are designing measures for a future-proof labour market. This research examines how policy actors are preparing the labour market for the unknown.

The influence of teachers’ explicit and implicit conceptual knowledge of learning on pedagogical reasoning
T.H. (Erik) Meij (m)  Windesheim University of Applied Sciences – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Education is about learning: so it is logical that teachers design their lessons based on that notion. This knowledge is habitual for most teachers, however, who no longer consciously think about how to design lessons. This research attempts to bring this unconscious knowledge to the surface again, assuming that it will improve the quality of lessons.

Victimhood in a digital society: perception, approach and impact
R.J. (Raoul) Notté (m)  The Hague University of Applied Sciences – Tilburg University
This research is about victimhood in a digital society. It examines the social perspective of victims of ‘new’ online crime, such as long-term fraud and sexting, the approach of police and the justice system, and the impact on victims. A difference between these three is cause for adapting policy and support.

Multiple professional identity positions and the formation of teacher identity: A study of Dutch secondary school visual arts teachers
M.E. (Maeve) O'Brien Braun (f) ArtEZ University of the Arts Radboud University Nijmegen

Dutch visual arts teachers are educated simultaneously to become artists and educators. This research looks at their early career experiences and perceptions of working in secondary schools. It considers how they draw on their arts practice and teacher practice as they form their professional identity.

Leveraging international trade. Research on trade networks between the 13th and 18th centuries based on barrels, casks and vats
J. (Jeroen) Oosterbaan (m) Saxion University of Applied Sciences – Leiden University
Urban archaeological research has yielded hundreds of excavated barrels, casks and vats. This packaging material for goods such as beer, wine and herring often bears the incised mark of the barrel-maker or owner. This PhD research examines to what extent well-known historical shifts of trade networks can be identified from the distribution of packaging material that has been archaeologically excavated.

Stimulating historical reasoning with the aid of inquiry-based learning: development and evaluation of a professionalisation programme for primary school teachers
Y.A. (Yolande) Potjer (f) Iselinge Hogeschool – University of Amsterdam
Historical reasoning is a central issue in contemporary history teaching. Students create a picture of the past by conducting research. This teaching method is insufficiently embedded in primary school teaching. This research develops and evaluates a professionalisation programme for primary school teachers focused on historical reasoning by means of inquiry-based learning.

Empire state of minds: Negotiaties and the Dutch Atlantic merchant networks in the late 18th century
E. (Eline) Rademakers (f) Veurs Lyceum – Leiden University
In the eighteenth century, so-called negotiaties were given out: mortgage loans on plantations in Suriname, for example. This research will use negotiaties from Rotterdam to illustrate how they changed the relationship between mother country and colony, i.e. the Dutch Republic and Suriname, from one of equality to dependency.

From black box to intelligible machine learning for the accurate diagnosis of medical images
R. (Ralf) Raumanns (m) Fontys University of Applied Sciences – Eindhoven University of Technology
Smart software, trained in medical imaging, has major potential in healthcare. It is extremely difficult, however, to pinpoint how the software ‘thinks’. This research examines how we can provide those involved with a better understanding by adding a more explicit visual explanation about the diagnosis in order to clear the path for application.

The development of an institutional framework for non-bank SME financing
K. (Kirsten) Rauwerda (f) Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

This PhD research designs an economic model that enables new providers of SME financing to build a solid market position alongside the major banks that dominate the market. The new parties are still underdeveloped in the area of organisation and regulation, as a result of which SMEs are still making too little use of this new financing opportunity.

Characteristics and conditions of reflective dialogue in the context of Dutch primary school teachers who work and teach together
S. (Simone) Rijksen (f) Anne Frank Public Elementary School – Leiden University

Conducting reflective dialogue is an effective method for teaching teachers in Dutch primary education. This research maps the characteristics and conditions under which reflective dialogue takes place, as well as its development. The aim is to design and test an intervention that stimulates reflective dialogue.

Intensive Islamic parenting? 2nd and 3rd generation Muslim parents in the Netherlands and their negotiations with parenting discourses
A. (Alex) Schenkels (m) Fontys University of Applied Sciences – Tilburg University
Research shows that many middle-class white parents feel tremendous pressure to meet the expectations of politics, (social) media and pedagogy experts. How do different parents handle the intensification of parenthood? To answer this question, ethnographic research will be conducted among Muslim parents with different backgrounds.

Synthesis of carbohydrate-based multivalent galectin inhibitors
N.V. (Nishant) Sewgobind (m) Avans University of Applied Sciences – Utrecht University
Blocking the action of carbohydrates on certain proteins, specifically galectins, can close off undesirable paths to certain illnesses. Powerful and selective inhibitors for galectins can make this happen. These are designed, synthesised and strengthened in this project. The evaluation will take place in important cell systems and ultimately in mice and humans.

Daniel Heinsius – De tragoediae constitutione: Tension between theory and practice in the seventeenth century?
P.L.J. (Paul) Silverentand (m) Meridiaan College  ‘t Hooghe Landt – Leiden University
In De tragoediae constitutione (1611), Heinsius systematically discusses Aristotle’s Poetics and distils from it guidelines for future authors. This research contains a critical edition of the text with an English translation and commentary, and in addition it discusses Heinsius’ approach to other sources and (conflicting) contemporary views.

How are internal reference prices used in the consumer buying heuristic? Exploring consumer and product heterogeneity in a reference price advertising context
L.I. (Isabel) Son (f) Hotelschool The Hague – Leiden University
This research seeks to refine our understanding of how price information is used in consumer purchase decisions, in particular when a sale price is marked up with a possibly fictitious ‘regular’ price to suggest a bargain. How potentially deceptive reference price advertising misleads consumers is the topic of the study.

Smart contracts as a regulatory instrument in private law
E. (Erwin) de Vries (m) Inholland University of Applied Sciences – Tilburg University
Smart contracts on a blockchain make it possible to have contracts carry out their execution themselves. Although this seems appealing, there are legal and technical obstacles that have to be overcome before smart contracts can be widely used in the market. This PhD research focuses on studying these legal obstacles and developing best practices.

Fruitful discussions about food
Participatory action research on interaction strategies in multi-stakeholder talks, aimed at a joint approach to issues in the food sector
H.C. (Korien) van Vuuren –Verkerk (f) Christelijke Hogeschool Ede – Radboud University Nijmegen
How can parties in the food sector conduct their talks in such a way that they lead to a joint approach to the food transition? This research focuses on the interactive behaviour of discussion partners and the impact of this on collaboration. The research results will generate principles for conducting constructive talks between stakeholders in complex partnerships.

Access to music for people with dementia
R.R. (Rik) Wesselink (m) Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Eindhoven University of Technology
The quality of life of people with dementia decreases rapidly when they experience difficulties using everyday products and lose their initiative. This research will examine how smart technology can support people with mild-moderate dementia to benefit from the positive effects of listening to music in daily life.

Banks and the public interest: The dynamics of post-crisis state ownership and the institutionalisation of social rules in finance
J.A.W. (Jan) Zonneveld (m) Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – University of Amsterdam
This project asks how social rules in society are being passed on by the Dutch government to banks in informal ways. The research focuses on the evolution of financial restructuring and recovery with small and medium enterprises over the period 2007-2018 and to what extent the ‘accidental shareholdership’ of the state played a role in it.