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Submissions open for the Kremers Award 2019

The Kremers Award has been set up to commemorate the restructuring activity that took place after the closure of the coal mines in the South Limburg region between 1965 and 2010. The Kremers Prizes will be awarded once every two years for the best research project described in a thesis by a higher education student.

Students (bachelor, master or PhD) are invited to upload their thesis by 31 August. More information can be found on the website.

Training Grants for Individuals – Spring 2019

Are you preparing a Rubicon, Veni or Marie Curie proposal in 2019? 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 2019 training ‘Grants for Individuals’!


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Adam Dixon speaks at the European Commission

Adam Dixon was invited to give a seminar on sovereign wealth funds at the European Commission on 13 December. The seminar was organised by the DG for Economic and Financial Affairs and included additional participants from DG DEVCO and DG FISMA. In the seminar, Adam addressed the shifting political dynamics and strategic orientation of state-controlled investment funds in the global economy and the implications for policy.

Geert Somsen wins HERA grant for collaborative research project

The European Research Area in the Humanities has awarded 1 million Euros to the research project ‘The Scientific Conference: A Social, Cultural, and Political History’. The project has the UM collaborate with Birkbeck University London, Uppsala Universitet, and the Centre Alexandre Koyré (CNRS) in Paris. FASoS will receive a PhD position and research time for Geert Somsen. Thomas Mougey is the named candidate for a three year postdoc in Paris.


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Harro van Lente appointed as Chair of national research school WTMC

Harro van Lente has been appointed as Chair of the Board of the Netherlands Graduate Research school on Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC) for the next five years.

WTMC provides training for PhD students in the field of Science, Technology and Society studies (STS) and received the 4S Infrastructural Award in 2016 for its sustained quality and importance.

Harro van Lente chaired the Education Committee of WTMC during the last 10 years.

Sally Wyatt speaks at first VSNU Digital Societies Conference

During the Digital Society Conference on 27 November, over 300 people from various sectors gathered together. Sally Wyatt was one of the speakers of the conference. She was also interviewed for the aftermovie, which gives an impression of the conference.

DiSa (DIgitale SAmenleving – Digital Society in Dutch) is a joint venture of the fourteen Dutch universities, each of which is investing in one or more of the seven programme lines.

Aline Sierp speaks at French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris

Aline Sierp was asked to speak about European Identity during the ‘Third Franco-Dutch Seminar on EU questions’ in Paris. The seminar was organised by the Dutch and French Ministries of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday 4 December. In her speech she addressed diplomats and policy makers from both countries.

FASoS’ incentive for membership funding committees

As you may know, FASoS provides academic staff members with an incentive for each membership of NWO committees or committees of EU funding institutions. In exchange, staff members are asked to make themselves available to the faculty for consultation on external funding in general and funding applications in particular, within the parameters allowed by the funding institution.

As of January 2019 the renumeration for the membership changes.


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Report FASoS Research Day 2018

On 8 November 2018 the annual Research Day took place at the Groote Societeit Maastricht. All research programmes and all types of positions (senior and junior) were well represented. In the first part of the day staff talked in break-out groups about the challenges concering data management and data storage, based on exemplary research data management paragraphs from recent funding applications, for their types of research.


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CGD hosts workshop on child removal in the Dutch East Indies

On Friday 26 November, the Centre for Gender and Diversity (CGD) hosted the first research workshop of the international network Children as Object and Agents of (Post-)Colonial Change (COAC). The workshop prepared a special issue for BMGN Low Countries Historical Review on the removal of indigenous children from their birth parents in the Dutch East Indies.


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