LNVH Newsletter March 2017

4 Jul 2017

LNVH Newsletter March 2017

Newsletter March 2017


Spring Symposium 2017: Women in Media - You are invited!
You have already received the invitation in your inbox: on 18 May, the LNVH is organising the annual Spring Symposium 'Women in Media - You are invited!'. The full programme can be found here. The symposium will deal particularly with visibility on podia that do not necessarily have an academic basis: in newspapers, on television, on the radio and via social media channels. How can female academics deepen and extend their contacts with the media? Together with media producers, we will discuss persistent myths about appearing in the media and providing information about what is involved in participating in a talkshow, giving an interview, writing an opinion article, etc. Workshops are the place to be when it comes to increasing your visibility. Will you be there on 18 May? Register now via our website.

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science – call open
The call for the new round of the Dutch L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science grant programme is open! This programme consists of two annual grants of € 25,000 to be awarded to excellent female researchers in the period of three to ten years after having gained their PhD (Veni/Vidi level) in the area of life sciences. The Dutch L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science grants will be awarded with support from the LNVH and the NIAS. Grants are intended for a research residency of three to five months at the NIAS. Click here for further information about the 2017 call.

LNVH network of the month at European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS)
The LNVH has been named network of the month by the European Platform of Women Scientists. Every month, the EPWS offers a network the opportunity to explain its own activities and plans. If you are curious about networks of female academics in Europe, visit the EPWS website!

General news

Utrecht University – portrait gallery of women professors
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, a new portrait gallery was opened at Utrecht University: 122 photos of current women professors are on display in room 1636 of Utrecht University Hall. In the context of the Johanna Westerdijk year, Utrecht University has created a gallery of these female academics who are contributing to innovative education and research both now and in the future. DUB, the university digital platform, spoke with several Utrecht women professors. Read more [in Dutch] here.

KNAW appoints Marileen Dogterom to its board
On the 1st of June, Marileen Dogterom, professor of bionanoscience at TU Delft and professor of atomic and molecular physics at Leiden University, will join the board of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The appointment term is four years. Dogterom will succeed Ben Feringa, who has completed his term.

Utrecht University honorary doctorate for Sangeeta Bhatia
Utrecht University will confer an honorary doctorate to Sangeeta Bhatia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), to recognize her pioneering work in regenerative medicine and her role as an advocate for diversity and women in science. The honorary doctorate will be presented during the celebration of the 381th anniversary of Utrecht University of March 27, 2017.

Female characteristics and senior positions survey
Two members of TopFem, an international network for ambitious young women, have launched an investigation into the female characteristics required in order to gain a senior position. They are focusing mainly on the medical/biomedical/pharmaceutical and financial sectors (including commercial advocacy) and have launched a survey to identify the characteristics that are considered important in shaping a career. You can contribute by taking part in the survey [in Dutch] here.


  • Antoinette de Bont has been appointed Professor of Sociology of Innovation in Care at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Annelien Bredenoord has been appointed Professor Ethics of Biomedical Innovation at the University Medical Centre Utrecht.
  • Arwen Deuss has been appointed Professor of Structure and composition of Earth’s deep interior at Utrecht University.
  • Jenny Doetjes is appointed Professor of Semantics and Language Variation at Leiden University.
  • Louise Fresco was awarded an honorary doctorate in Leuven for her important role in the public debate on ensuring a sustainable food supply.
  • Cristina Grasseni has been appointed Professor of Anthropology at Leiden University.
  • Janet Grijzenhout has been appointed Professor English Linguistics at Leiden Univerisity. She will be working at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL).
  • Maryska Janssen has been appointed Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Maastricht University.
  • Marleen Rijkeboer has been appointed Professor of Clinical Psychology at Maastricht University.
  • José Sanders has been appointed Professor of Narrative Communication at the Radboud University Faculty of Arts.
  • Susanne Scheibe has been appointed adjunct professor of organizational psychology and holds the chair 'Lifespan development and organizational behavior' at the University of Groningen.
  • Margriet van der Waal has been named professor by special appointment of South African Literary Studies, Culture and History at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Humanities.
  • Diana de Wolff has been appointed professor of the Legal Profession at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Law.

Attending and participating

In the Utrecht University museum, the SchimmelLAB has been set up to mark the Westerdijk year. The SchimmelLAB focuses on research into fungi and its importance for agriculture and for new sustainable materials. A number of fungi that were once contributed by Westerdijk herself to the collection of the Fungal Biodiversity Centre have been recultivated especially for the SchimmelLAB. More information is available here.

From 5 to 7 April 2017, CLUE+ -– the interdisciplinary research institute for the Humanities at VU University Amsterdam – will organise an international conference on the work of critical theoretician and philosopher Judith Butler. The conference is entitled ‘Critical Theory in the Humanities, Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler’. Butler will give one of the keynote lectures and play an active role in the conference. More information is available here.

On 8 April, the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is organising a writing afternoon in cooperation with Wikipedia with the aim of encouraging more women professors to contribute to Wikipedia. The concept is probably familiar: during such a meeting participants write lemmata in order to increase the proportion of women professors in Wikipedia. You are very welcome to join, register here.

On 29 and 30 May, the European Women Rectors Association will organise its fifth European Women Rectors Conference. The theme this time is 'Pivoting on gender equality through the lens of leadership: policies, strategies and actions'. The conference will take place in Brussels. More information is available here.

The STEM Gender Equality Congress will take place in Berlin on 8 and 9 June. The event brings together researchers, policymakers, administrators and entrepreneurs to discuss how to change gender inequality in science and industry. More information is available here.

On June 12, TheNextWomen Summit takes place in Amsterdam. Join 1000+ entrepreneurs, professionals, starters and investors at TheNextWomen Summit to boost your network and career. The program offers a diversity of meetups, sessions and keynotes.

Vacancies and calls

Tilburg University: Dean Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tilburg University: Full Professor of Sociology

University of Twente: bijzonder hoogleraarschap vanwege de humanistische stichting Socrates

Vrije Universiteit: Associate/Full Professor in Sedimentary Earth System Sciences

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study: Call for NIAS Fellowship Applications 2018/19

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

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