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Call for participation retirement focus group interview

We are looking for UM academics that are transitioning into retirement or have recently retired to participate in a focus group interview on their experiences. This project is financed by a Diversity & Inclusivity grant of UM and hopes to contribute to UM retirement policy.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Ilya Malafei.


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Ilias Alami publishes book on financial capital in emerging markets

lias Alami, postdoctoral researcher at the department of Technology & Society Studies, has published his book ‘Money Power and Financial Capital in Emerging Markets: Facing the Liquidity Tsunami’ with Routledge. The book is set to be in stores by mid-December.

You can pre-order the book here.


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Dorina Baltag wins Excellence 100 Award

Dorina Baltag has been awarded the Excellence 100 Doctoral Prize based on her doctoral research and her research agenda on the EU practice of diplomacy. This highly unique and competitive prize selected 100 outstanding academics across a wide range of disciplines to advance their career.

If you wish to keep in touch with Dorina or establish potential collaborations please get in touch with her at d.baltag@lboro.ac.uk.


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New research project for Joop de Jong

YOUNG OFFICE, the youth department of the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, has commissioned Joop de Jong and his research team, consisting of Sandra van Helden and Ward Schoonbrood, to conduct a research project on the impact of Young Office.


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Ferenc Laczo co-edits volume ‘The Legacy of Division’

Ferenc Laczo has co-edited, with Luka Lisjak Gabrijelcic, the volume ‘The Legacy of Division. East and West after 1989‘ (Budapest: CEU Press-Eurozine).

The volume includes contributions from Aleida Assmann, Ivan Krastev, Peter Pomerantsev, Philipp Ther and Jan Zielonka, among many others. Parts of it have already been translated into six further languages.


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Results needed for Scientific Report 2019

It is the time of the year again to register your research output in PURE, unless you have already done so. Please fill in your 2019 output in PURE before Friday 10 January 2020. A detailed overview of what to report can be found below. In case you do not have any output, please inform Kim van Honk before the deadline.


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Information meeting Dutch Science Agenda, on Wednesday 13 November

You are kindly invited to the information meeting on the Dutch Science Agenda with Jeanet Bruil, Karin Bijsterveld and Wiebe Bijker.

When: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 15.30 – 17.30
Where: Turnzaal

In this colloquium, the different NWA programmes will be presented, with a peak inside the behind the scenes and evaluation procedures of the NWA.


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Grants for Individuals training, January – April 2020

Are you preparing a Rubicon, Marie Curie or another individual proposal in 2020? Do you want to know how to best structure your proposal? Could you use some guidance in how to frame your proposal? Do you want to know how funding proposals are reviewed?

Then register for the Spring 2020 training ‘Grants for Individuals’, which takes place from January until April 2020, before Sunday 17 November.


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Invitation for contributions NWO Synergy 2020

How can you contribute to a successful and inclusive NWO Synergy 2020? Synergy is looking for enthusiastic researchers who wish to engage this year’s participants with their creative and sparkling view on changing societies.

Synergy takes place on 6 February 2020 in Gooiland Hilversum with the theme ‘Changing Societies’.

Interested? Submit your proposal before Sunday 1 December 2019 to synergy2020@nwo.nl.

Joop de Jong invited to join ‘Cultureel Vermogen’ national project team

Recently, the national project Cultureel Vermogen received a substantial grant from the Dutch Cultural Participation Fund (Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie/FCP), and will also be supported by the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (Landelijk Kennisinstituut Cultuureducatie en Amateurkunst/LKCA). Joop de Jong will research the project together with LKCA.


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