FASoS Research

Save the date: FASoS Research Heidag, on 8 November

This year the annual Research Heidag will take place at Thursday 8 November from 12.00-17.30 hours at the Groote Sociëteit (Vrijthof 36).

This Research Heidag will consist of three parts. The first part will be policy oriented and will deal with data protection issues.


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Call for Applications FASoS ‘Valorization’ prize

All staff members of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply for the ‘valorization’ prize. The prize will be awarded at the Research Heidag on 8 November 2018 to an individual or a group. Projects must demonstrate that they build on existing research at FASoS and that they have created demonstrable societal value. Please apply by 15 October.


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Funding Success for Johan Adriaensen, Thomas Christiansen and CERiM

CERiM (the Centre for European Research in Maastricht) has been successful in its application for a new Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2018-2021). The joint initiative of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will further enhance cooperation between both faculties in terms of education, research and (public) outreach.


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NORTIA early-career residency for Dorina Baltag

Dr Dorina Baltag has been awarded the NORTIA Early-career Researcher Residency and is visiting Brussels School of International Studies, BSIS at Kent University (Brussels campus) during this autumn 2018. The NORTIA residency presents itself as an opportunity to present the results of Dorina´s research and to develop further her research agenda on EU diplomacy.


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Studienstiftung Scholarship for Mareike Smolka

The German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) has awarded a PhD research scholarship to Mareike Smolka for her project on different actors’ conceptions of ‘responsibility’ in neuroscientific meditation research.

As part of her PhD trajectory, Mareike will spend the upcoming four months in a biomedical research institute in Caen, France.


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EASST Freeman Award 2018 for Harro van Lente

At the 2018 EASST conference in Lancaster, UK, the Chris Freeman Award was given to the book Emerging Technologies for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease: Innovating with Care. The book was edited by Marianne Boenink, Harro van Lente and Ellen Moors, and published by Palgrave MacMillan.


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New research project on historic watermills for Joop de Jong

De Molenstichting Limburg (Limburg Mills Society) has commissioned Joop de Jong and his research team, consisting of Sandra van Helden and Ward Schoonbrood, a third research project. The research questions are whether the owners of historic watermills in Limburg ara applying less and less successful for conservation (maintenance) subsidies such as SIM.


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Aline Sierp invited to comment on House of European History

Aline Sierp was invited to a group of experts reflecting and commenting on the House of European History in Brussels one year after its opening. She chaired an interactive workshop on ‘Creating European History/ Dealing with Shared and Divided Memory’ during a conference that took place from 25-27 June 2018 and will contribute to the final report on the strengths and weaknesses of the museum.

Anna Herranz-Surrallés receives one of the three EUIA18 Best Paper Awards

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA18) is a biennial conference organised by several Brussels-based institutions. The 6th edition took place between 16 and 18 May, gathering around 350 participants. Anna Herranz-Surrallés received one of the three Best Paper awards for her paper “Paradoxes of parliamentarization in European security and defence: When politicization and integration undercut parliamentary capital”.


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Aneta Spendzharova presents research at the European Banking Authority

Aneta Spendzharova presented her research on the institutional development of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in financial sector governance at a European Banking Authority (EBA) workshop in London on 18 June. The workshop brought together academics, practitioners and policy-makers in the context of the on-going ESAs review conducted by the European Commission and the impending move of the EBA from London to Paris after Brexit.

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