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Dutch Vidi Grant Awarded to Two NIAS Fellows

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Political scientist Liza Mügge (currently at NIAS) and health scientist Judith Rietjens (Fellow 2013/14) have been awarded a highly competitive Vidi grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). 

About the Vidi Grant

The researchers will receive up to €800,000 each in order to develop their own innovative line of research and establish a research group. A Vidi grant enables researchers to do research for five years. 

Liza Mügge on Diversity in Politics 

Liza Mügge, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Amsterdam and a NIAS Fellow in 2016/17, receives the grant for her project “Misrepresenting Diversity? Identity in politics”:

Ideal democracies should accommodate the citizenry’s full diversity. This especially matters for structurally underrepresented persons, such as ethnic minorities with a migration background. But how do minority politicians and citizens themselves believe personal identities should be represented in politics? Do their expectations and assessments of representation diverge or overlap?

Judith Rietjens on Patient’s Self-Management

Judith Rietjens, Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health of Erasmus Medical Center and a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow in 2013, receives the grant for her project “Patient engagement of patients with advanced cancer”:

Patients with advanced cancer increasingly need to uptake a significant role in managing their healthcare. Many patients and their family caregivers are ill-prepared for this complex task. The researchers will examine who has more difficulties with selfmanagement, why this is the case, and how they can best be supported. 

Vidi Laureates

A total of 572 researchers submitted an admissible research project for funding during this year’s funding round. Eighty-nine of these have now received grants. Read about all 89 projects…