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Impacter tool available for funding proposals

Impact on society is increasingly important in NWO and Horizon2020 calls. To improve your impact section, Maastricht University offers you the use of Impacter: an online tool that helps to avoid common pitfalls and provides an overview of similar research projects in your field. The tool works for H2020 calls, ERC, MC and most NWO calls. Use Impacter by uploading your current document version for feedback. Below are a few important remarks.


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Thirteen 4-year PhD positions @ UM

LIMES is a doctoral programme for 13 talented PhD candidates in the domain of the humanities and social sciences, centred on the theme of ‘The Hardening and Softening of Borders: Europe in a Globalising World’.

The call for vacancies is open!


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First Impact Factor for Contemporary Security Policy

The academic journal Contemporary Security Policy, hosted at FASoS and edited by Hylke Dijkstra, has received its first Impact Factor in the Social Science Citation Index. It now ranks 33 among the best 91 academic journals in the field of International Relations.


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Maarten Vink at 2019 World Conference on Statelessness

On 26 June, Maarten Vink speaks at the 2019 World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion. He will participate in a panel on “Developing new tools to raise awareness, assess policy and help advocate for solving statelessness.”


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Harro van Lente speaker at World Conference of Science Journalists

The World Conference of Science Journalists brings together science journalists. It is organised for the 11th time and is now held in Lausanne, 1-5 July 2019.

Harro van Lente will bring his scholarly work on promises in science and technology to a session on Hope or Hype. The session is intended to help journalists avoid being taken in by “techno-hype”, especially when it comes to fixes for big development problems.


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European Parliament: Post-Election Survey

The elections to the European Parliament took place from 23-26 May. We would like to invite you to complete a post-election survey, which takes less than 5 minutes to fill out. By filling out the survey you would help with research on political representation in Europe.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Policy paper by Adam Dixon and Imogen Liu for the IFSWF

Adam Dixon, Principal Investigator of the ERC SWFsEUROPE project, and PhD Candidate Imogen Liu discuss the future of best practice for sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) as one of three official partners of the 2019 Annual Review of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF).

The IFSWF is the world’s foremost organisation of global SWFs.


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Joop de Jong invited to monitor the Proeftuin ‘Dans: Right Now!’

Minister of Culture Ingrid van Engelshoven has decided to support fifteen ‘proeftuinen’ or pilots for cultural innovation with an extra subsidy of €4 million. The pilot ‘Dans: Right Now!’ of the Stedelijke Cultuurregio Zuid received €365.000. Because the Stedelijke Cultuurregio Zuid will contribute the same amount of money, a total of € 730.000 is available for this pilot which will be monitored by Joop de Jong and his research team.


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Adam Dixon participates in policy dialogue on African sovereign funds

Adam Dixon, PI of the ERC SWFsEUROPE project hosted at FASoS, joined heads of African sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and senior policymakers for a high-level meeting in Gaborone, Botswana from 9 to 10 May for on “Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future.”, co-organised by the the Wilson Center and the Bank of Botswana, under the banner of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum.


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VSBfonds research grant for Joop de Jong and his team

The research project on Community Arts, commissioned by Burgerkracht Limburg and Huis voor de Kunsten Limburg and led by Joop de Jong, has received an extra grant from the VSBfonds.

VSBfonds is one of the biggest private endowment funds in the Netherlands, annually contributing EUR 26 million to a society in which everybody feels included, is able to fully participate and experience self-development.

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