DWS Fund


DWSF 2018

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund DWSF 2018

In 2012 the Dutch Network of Women Professors created the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund, a travel grant (max. 1500 euro) for female postdocs - up to 3 years after promotion and working and residing in the Netherlands - who wish to travel abroad in the framework of their discipline.

The LNVH board is pleased to announce the 2018 Distinghuished Women Scientists Fund. This travel grant allows the laureates to travel abroad for their research.

  • Lorena De Vita is an assistant professor in the History of International Relations at Utrecht University. She is analyzing how diplomacy operates in the wake of widespread polital violence, and will be focusing on the work and experiences of representatives of states, international organizations and transnational humanitarian networks in Isral/Palestine after 1948. 
  • Whitney Freeze is postdoctoral researcher at Maastricht University. She has been working on the rol of blood-brain barrier leakage in demantia and intracerebral haemorrhage. At Harvard Medical School, she will be receiving extensive training in post-mortem MRI of the brain. 
  • Anne Marije Kaag is postdoctoral researcher at Amsterdam UMC. She is working on the relation between acohol use disorders and cognitive dysfunction. The travel grant allows her to start a scientific collaboration on a project that combines two datasets acquired at the AMC and at the Karolinksa Institue in Stockholm. 
  • Hannah Nohlen is an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam. She is collaborating with the Computational Affective Neuroscience (CAN) lab at the University of toronto, n a project aimed at deciphering how the brain responds to evaluatively conflicting information and processes it to produce positive, negative or mixed judgments.
  • Eva van Roekel is an assistant professor at VU University, Amsterdam. She is exploring how peacekeepers navigate challenges to their physichal and mental health in different social, military and clinical environments. At the Training Centre for Peace Operation in Latin America (Buenos Aires), she will be conducting interviews with military and medical staff.
  • Masha van der Sande is postdoctoral researcher at University of Amsterdam and Wageningen University. She is a tropical forest ecologist and will be working at the Univeristy of Sao Paulo and the University of Campinas, to further study shifts in trait composition over timescales relevant to tree life cycles and ecosystem assembly.

DWSF 2017

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund DWSF 2017

In 2012 the Dutch Network of Women Professors created the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund, a travel grant (max. 1500 euro) for female postdocs - up to 3 years after promotion and working and residing in the Netherlands - who wish to travel abroad in the framework of their discipline.

The LNVH board is pleased to announce the 2017 Distinghuished Women Scientists Fund. This travel grant allows the laureates to travel abroad for their research.

  • Miranda Bloem is postdoctoral researcher in the research project 'Duchess Mary of Guelders and her prayer book', at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She will be visiting the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore to study the 15th-century Greiffenklau Missal. 
  • Fleur Bouwer is postdoctoral researcher at the department of psychology of the University of Amsterdam. She will travel to the Music and Neuroscience lab at the Brain and Mind Institute in London (Canada), to further investigate how our brains optimize perception by predicting what is likely to happen next, using musical rythms. 
  • Anke Klein is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. The travel grant allows her to include her work in a trial conducted by Centre for Emotional Health (Australia) on underlying mechanisms related to childhood social anxiety. 
  • Mandy Lauw is postdoctoral researcher and MD resident internal medicine at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam. She will be staying at McMaster University in Hamilton (Canada) to better understand the mechanisms of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. 

DWSF 2016

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund DWSF 2016

In 2012 the Dutch Network of Women Professors created the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund, a travel grant (max. 1500 euro) for female postdocs - up to 3 years after promotion and working and residing in the Netherlands - who wish to travel abroad in the framework of their discipline.

The LNVH board is pleased to announce the 2016 Distinghuished Women Scientists Fund. This travel grant allows the laureates to travel abroad for their research.

  • Jessica Alleva is assistant professor at Maastricht University. She is interested in investigating and developing techniques to improve body image.
  • Camille Creyghton is lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. She studies epistemelogical and ethical presuppositions underlying 19th-century French historians' scholarly practices. 
  • Mathilde Hagens is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University. She focuses on mechanisms of pH changes in coastal and open oceans.
  • Janet Vos is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Human genetics, Radboud university medical center. Her research includes the identification, risk assessment and surveillance of hereditary cancer.

DWSF 2015

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund DWSF 2015

In 2012 the Dutch Network of Women Professors created the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund, a travel grant (max. 1500 euro) for female postdocs - up to 3 years after promotion and working and residing in the Netherlands - who wish to travel abroad in the framework of their discipline.

Laureates 2015

Cathrin Canto is a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN), Amsterdam. She is interested in unraveling how neuronal firing patterns translate into learning and memory mechanisms.

Nikki Damen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Utrecht. Her area of research is medication safety, more specifically the “Safety-II perspective”, where the focus lies on what happens when healthcare processes go right: what do these processes look like and what can we learn from them?

Tessa Diphoorn is assistant professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University. She will conduct preliminary fieldwork on the daily operations of the Independent Police Oversight Authority in Nairobi, Kenya.

Fenneke Sysling is a postdoctoral researcher at the Descartes Centre History of Science, Utrecht University. She is studying the history of self quantification. Her research is focused on the way individuals in 19th-century started to think about themselves through phrenology, the study of the protuberances of the skull based on the belief that they reveal character and mental capacity.

 

DWSF 2014

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund DWSF 2014:

In 2012 the Dutch Network of Women Professors created the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund, a travel grant for female postdocs - up to 3 years after promotion and residing in the Netherlands - who wish to travel abroad in the framework of their discipline. Under certain conditions the period of 3 years can be extended.

Laureates 2014

Hieke Huistra is as a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University, working on the research project “Risking Lives: Constructing Risk Group Identities in Dutch Public Discourse in the Twentieth Century”. website

Laura Mann is an economic sociologist at the African Studies Centre Leiden (ASC). Her research focuses on the political economy of markets and state-building in Africa. website

Annelieke Roest is a postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center Pyschopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE) of the University of Groningen (Faculty of Medical Sciences). She performs research on anxiety in individuals with and without medical diseases. website

Annelies Veraart is a postdoctoral Researcher Microbial Ecology at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology. website


Rules & Conditions, application form

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund 2015, Rules & Conditions:

The travel grant:
Created for female postdocs up to three years after promotion, and residing and working in the Netherlands, who, within the framework of their discipline, wish to travel abroad. The maximum amount for a travel grant is 1.500 euro.

The candidate:
Postdoc, up to three years after promotion, and residing and working in the Netherlands. The 3-year term can be extended to 18 months per child, due to pregnancy and birth, or by a term of, at most, 18 months, as a compensation for the necessary care given to family members, or other relevant family circumstances. This will be evaluated for each individual application.

Conditions:

  • The travel grant is solely intended for journeys made within the framework of the discipline – e.g. visiting a foreign scientific institution; field- or archive research, or an internship.
  • The candidate can submit a budget for travel-related costs, to a maximum of the amount stated above.
  • The candidate is obliged to take out a travel insurance, at least covering cancellation. If the situation arises, costs that are not covered by the insurance can be passed on to the candidate. This will be evaluated for each individual case.

Judging Criteria:
Relevance to the candidate's career. 

How to apply:
Candidates can apply for a travel grant by sending in (to info@lnvh.nl) the application form. This form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Time path:
Deadline for submitting applications: October 1st, 2015
Announcement of allocations: mid-December, 2015


DWSF 2012 Anne Cutler

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund DWSF 2012 Anne Cutler:

In 2012 heeft het Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren het Distinguished Women Scientists Fund opgericht. De aanleiding hiervoor was het verzoek van prof.dr. Anne Cutler aan haar collega’s en vrienden om haar ter gelegenheid van haar emeritaat geen afscheidscadeau te geven maar een bedrag te doneren aan het LNVH. Het bestuur van het LNVH heeft deze geste in dank aanvaard en besloten het totaal te ontvangen bedrag te verdubbelen en in de vorm van een reisbeurs ter beschikking te stellen aan vrouwelijke in Nederland werkende postdocs die tot drie jaar na hun promotie (met verlengingsclausule) in 2012 in het kader van het vakgebied van Anne Cutler, psycholinguïstiek, een buitenlandse reis willen maken. In 2013 en 2014 gelden andere vakgebieden. Het fonds loopt vooralsnog tot 2015.

Voor 2012 is het fonds DWSF 2012 Anne Cutler genoemd. In 2013 en 2014 zal de naam Distinguished Women Scientists Fund zijn.

Laureaten DWSF 2012 / Anne Cutler zijn:

  • Susanne Brouwer, postdoctoraal onderzoeken aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, die een presentatie zal houden op het 11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics in Spanje;
  • Caroline Junge, post doc aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, voor een Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD) in San Sebastian;
  • Anja Schüppert, post doc aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, voor onderzoek aan het Laboratoire Parole et Language, Université d'Aix-Marseille in Frankrijk.