LNVH Newsletter April 2017

4 Jul 2017

LNVH Newsletter April 2017

Newsletter April 2017


Annual Report 2016 [in Dutch]
The report on the activities of the LNVH in calendar year 2016 is now available and can be viewed on our website. This report also looks ahead to the activities for the upcoming period.

LNVH Spring Symposium 2017: ‘Women in Media’ – You are invited!
The preparations are in full swing. On 18 May, the LNVH is organising its annual Spring Symposium ‘Women in Media’ in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. Participate in the debate with media producers, editors of major newspapers and leading current affairs programmes, and media researchers. Develop your own media strategy, improve your visibility, receive tips about having your opinion article published and improve your presentation and interview skills during workshops. Everyone is welcome, but there are only a limited number of places available in the workshops. So reserve immediately on our website to be sure of a place. We look forward to seeing you on 18 May!

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 still open for a few weeks (until 9 May). This programme consists of two annual grants of EUR 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. For Women in Science underlines the importance of the participation of women in scientific research for economic, social and cultural development, and boosts the position of women in academia. The Dutch L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science grants will be awarded with support from the LNVH and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (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.

Nominations – The Young Academy
As you know, the LNVH has a nomination right for various prizes, awards and positions. The 'nomination season' is now underway again. To nominate suitable candidates, we ask for the help of our affiliates. You can therefore expect a number of calls for nominations in the near future, starting with the recommendations for membership of The Young Academy. The Young Academy is a dynamic and innovative group of top young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and scholarship and the related policy. Those eligible must be excellent scientists and scholars working at a Dutch university and/or research institute who were awarded their PhD after 1 April 2008 and who have a broad interest in research policy, science and society, interdisciplinary cooperation and internationalisation. Suggestions for LNVH candidate nominations can be made as usual via info@lnvh.nl.

New round of board visits
Every year, the LNVH visits the boards of Dutch universities. A visiting round is being scheduled for this year too. We may ask you to provide information about subjects and issues that deserve attention during these discussions.

General news

Westerdijk Talent Scheme
The application procedure for the Westerdijk Talent Scheme has opened. As an extra boost to exploiting all scientific talent in the Netherlands, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has made a one-off sum of EUR 5 million available for the appointment of 100 female professors. This extra investment in the Westerdijk year is intended to encourage universities to do more to increase the number of female professors over and above the target figures that they set themselves for 2020. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is implementing this programme for the ministry. Applications can be submitted by the boards of universities. More information

Publication: Dolle Mythes
On 21 April, Dolle Mythes: Een Frisse Factcheck van Feminisme Toen en Nu (A New Factcheck on Feminism Then and Now) by social scientist Linda Duits is being published by AUP. In the book, Duits examines five myths about the Second Wave of Feminism. She analyses what actually happened at the time and compares that with the practices of young feminists now: from the 1960s Dolle Mina activist group to the current Feministen In Verzet (Feminists in Resistance), from discussion groups to hashtag activism. What can we learn from the pitfalls of the past, such as the exclusion of coloured women? More information

CrowdEquality platform
A platform has recently been launched in the context of the EQUAL-IST European research consortium (focusing on Information Sciences and Technology) to exchange information about policy, challenges and interventions in the context of gender diversity. The consortium consists of seven European research institutes that jointly draw up and implement Gender Equality Plans. If you are curious about the challenges and solutions of these research institutes, visit the website for more information.

Mildred Dresselhaus Award for Cristiane Morais Smith
Cristiane Morais Smith (Utrecht University) has received the Mildred Dresselhaus Award 2016. The Mildred Dresselhaus Award is presented annually by the Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) and comprises a certificate and a personal prize money of Euro 20,000 resp. 10,000 and is combined with a  visiting professorship program at CUI. More information

NSvP - NIAS fellowship
In cooperation with the NIAS, the Netherlands Foundation for Psychotechnology (NSvP) is offering a five-month fellowship in the period from September 2017 to February 2018. The Netherlands Foundation for Psychotechnology is searching for a dedicated scientist with a background in psychology who is performing cutting-edge work in the field of learning and development and who can link scientific insights to a socially relevant theme. The aim of the fellowship is to contribute by means of research to innovative insights relating to informal ways of learning and developing both inside and outside the working situation. The call is still open for several weeks (until 12 May), see the website for more information.

Van Goghprogramme
The Van Gogh Programme promotes exchanges between researchers in projects focused on developing science in a specific field of expertise. These projects usually involve funda­mental research where multinational teams use each other’s facilities, unique collections and research methods. Application is open to excellent researchers with an outstanding tenure track and international exposure. An important prerequisite is that young researchers, especially PhD students and postdoc students, actively participate in the project and exchange visits. More information


  • Lejla Batina has been appointed Professor of Security of Small devices at the Radboud University Faculty of Science.
  • Anja Krumeich has been appointed professor in “Translational Ethnographies in Global Health and Education” at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University.
  • Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (professor in Evidence-Based Laboratory Animal Science at Radboud University Medical Center), has been appointed visiting professor at Department for Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Attending and participating

On Saturday 22 April, the March for Science will be taking place in hundreds of cities worldwide, including in the Netherlands: on the Museumplein square in Amsterdam. March for Science celebrates passion for science and calls for support for and the protection of the scientific community. More information is available on the website of the Netherlands March for Science.

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

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

On Friday 16 June, Bessensap 2017 will be taking place in the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. This is the number one event where researchers, journalists and press officers come together to share knowledge and to network. For more information, visit the NWO website.

Vacancies and calls

Maastricht University: Professor in Economics of Innovation and New Technology

University of Groningen: Professor of Organizations and Management Studies

Utrecht University: Professor of Geography Education
Utrecht University: Westerdijk fellow Informatica

University of Twente: Professor in Computational Statistics
University of Twente: Professor in Design Engineering

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

Nederlandse Stichting voor Psychotechniek: NIAS-NSvP Fellow

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

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