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LNVH Newsletter June-July 2017

Newsletter June-July 2017

LNVH News

Board LNVH
The LNVH board has seen some changes recently. Willemien den Ouden has stepped down per July 1, 2017. We would like to thank her for her unwavering commitment and wish her all the best as the new Academic Director of the Institute of Public Law at Leiden University. Henriëtte Prast (professor of Personal Finance at Tilburg University and member of the Senate (Eerste Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament (the States General) for D66) joined the board per July 1, 2017. Welcome, we look forward to a fruitfull collaboration!

The composition of the LNVH board is now as follows:
Prof. dr. Ingrid Molema – chair
Prof. dr. Angela Maas – treasurer
Prof. dr. Halleh Ghorashi – member
Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi - member
Prof. dr. Henriette Prast - member

LNVH-medal for Bussemaker
On June 14, LNVH presented minister Bussemaker (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) with the LNVH medal. She received the medal for the way she has generated attention for the position of women in science during her term of office and for her commitment and actions to promote a proportionate respresentation of women in academia. This limited edition medal is offered exclusively to those who contributed to the mission of LNVH in a extraordinary way. Only 5 laurates preceded Bussemaker: LNVH founders Bertien Collette, Els Goulmy and Tineke Willemsen, as well as former OCW minister Maria Verhoeven. Read more [in Dutch].

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund 2017
This year as well, LNVH is inviting female postdocs to apply for the Distinghuished Women Scientists Fund. This travel grant (max. 1500 euros) is intended for female postdocs, up to 3 years after promotion and residing and working in the Netherlands, who would like to travel abroad within the framework of their research. Terms and conditions, as well as an application form for this year's call can be found here. Four laureates (alpha, beta, gamma, medical) will be selected. Applications can be submitted until October 1, 2017 via .

LNVH Spring Symposium 2017 'Women in Media - You are invited!'
As a follow up on our Spring Symposium 'Women in Media - You are invited!': talkshow host Eva Jinek recently reflected on the visibility of expert women in talkshows. During the event 'The Next Women 100' she offered some advice on how to get invited to talkshows. Definitely worth checking out here!

General news

Tenure Track at TU Delft
TU Delft brings more flexibility in its Tenure Track to remove obstacles surrounding parenthood and parental leave. It has been found that a significant part of the Tenure Trackers have this need - you might recall the petition presented to the Minister of OC&W (Education, Culture and Science) last year. Given the constraints on temporary employment relationships in the law and the cao of the Dutch universities (CAO-NU), TU Delft has now developed a solution for this. As a result, Tenure Trackers’ appointment periods will take into account circumstances such as getting children and parental leave for both women and men. A provision will be entered in the appointment terms which may lead to an extended appointment period, up to 8 years. The purpose of this is to be able to delay the final assessment date. LNVH is pleased with this decision and encourages other universities to also make such decisions. For the moment, there is little movement within the politics to change the law; LNVH will continue this lobby.

NWO Spinoza Prize 2017
Last month, NWO President Executive Board Stan Gielen announced which researchers are to receive the NWO Spinoza Prize. The announcement formed the conclusion of the Bessensap event at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest award in Dutch science and is awarded each year to three or four researchers working in the Netherlands who according to international standards belong to the absolute top of science. This year's laureates are developmental psychologist Eveline Crone, analytical chemist Albert Heck, physical chemist Michel Orrit and biologist and biophysicist Alexander van Oudenaarden. More information

Leiden University wins award for diversity policy
The Monitoring Committee of the Talent to the Top Charter awarded Leiden University with a 'Diamond', recognizing the organisation's role as a 'shining example' of male/female diversity. 'It's a question of determination,' says Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker, 'and that gets results. For example, we are appointing an increasing number of female professors. Read more

Expertmeeting Taskforce Diversity
Focus less on numbers and make sure all students feel at home. Some of the recommendations of the report presented by the Taskforce Diversity (a collaboration between Leiden University, Erasmus University and VU University) at an expert meeting in June 16. A summary of the meeting (in Dutch) can be found here.

Marina van Damme Award 2017
Three alumni of the technical universities (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente) have been awarded with the Marina van Damme Award. Van Damme was the first female PhD student at the University of Twente and has had an impressive career in science and industry. To enable young female engineers to further develop their career and to increase their chances, Van Damme decided to initiate the scholarship. At the TU Delft ceremony, Van Damme was appointed honorary member of the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI). More information about the laureates (in Dutch) can be found here.

WO/MEN 4 WOMEN @VU Network
Lanched this month: the WO/MEN 4 WOMEN @VU Network. Staff of the VU decided to come together and raise awareness for the implicit (and explicit) bias that fosters structural inequality in their own organisation. Read about the initiators (in Dutch) here. If you work at the VU: do keep an eye on corporate communication about this initiative.

Athena Prize
By means of the annual Athena Prize, NWO calls attention to women who do excellent scientific research in the field of chemistry. This prize is meant for female researchers in chemistry, who obtained their PhD degree less than ten years ago. Researchers working in the chemical sciences are able to nominate one or more female researchers for the Athena Prize. Deadline: September 28, 2017 - more information

BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research
The Berlin Institute of Health, in cooperation with the Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM), announces the “BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research”. The award (20,000 euro for research) aims to bring more visibility to sex and gender issues in translational research. It recognizes research excellence among renowned scientists working in the field of basic and/or clinical biomedical research with a focus on sex and gender aspects. More information

Appointments

  • Noelle Aarts has been appointed Professor of Socio-ecological Interactions at the Radboud University Faculty of Sciences.
  • Marjolijn Das has been appointed Urban Statistics professor at the Centre for BOLD Cities, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Liesbeth Enneking has been appointed Special Chair on the Legal Aspects of International Corporate Social Responsibility at the Erasmus School of Law.
  • Els Koffeman has been appointed professor of Instrumentation in Particle Physics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

Attending and participating

Boys love blue, girls love pink. Men are not able to multitask, women can do anything at once. With these kind of contradictions and juxtapostions, we are constantly classifying people. But is it not time for another story, for a breakdown of the terms male and female? The 'Universiteit van Nederland' dedicated a series of classes to the theme men/women. Watch the classes (in Dutch) here.

BRAVE NEW WORLD is an annual conference for people who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect their business, policies and innovations. On November 2nd & 3rd, 2017 the world of culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide. How far do we want to go with human enhancement? Does Artificial Intelligence has rights? What is the future of democracy in this digital age? What do we think of artificial evolution? More information

LNVH wishes you a very nice summer! The next newsletter will appear in September.

Vacancies and calls

Utrecht University: Full Professor of Animal Welfare
Utrecht University: Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology
Utrecht University: Full Professor in Integration of Intermittent Renewable Energy

VU University: Professor Environmental Health and Toxicology

NIAS: Director

AMOLF, ARCNL, NIOZ and SRON: WISE tenure track positions

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Caroline von Humboldt Prize
Berlin Institute of Health: BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • New appointments of women as professors will be posted on the site, as well as any inaugural lectures we are aware of. Please inform the LNVH.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
  • If you have lost your log-on data, contact the LNVH via .
  • The LNVH is regularly asked to draw the attention of affiliated professors and UHDs to vacancies. These are posted on the site and in the newsletter.
  • New Academic Transfer vacancies also appear daily on the LNVH website. Please monitor the website and report any relevant vacancies.
  • LNVH believes that relevant information about organisations, processes, services, training, events and vacancies should be made available to its affiliates for their convenience. As such, LNVH does not favour any of the initiatives mentioned in its online communication.

 

LNVH Newsletter May-June 2017

Newsletter May-June 2017

LNVH Nieuws

LNVH Spring Symposium 2017: 'Women in Media - You are invited!'
On Thursday, May 18 the LNVH Spring Symposium 2017: 'Women in Media - You are invited' took place in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. Moderated by Petra Stienen, the symposium focused on the theme of visibility, especially in areas that are not necessarily scientific: in newspapers, television, radio and social media channels. Janneke van Heugten (platform VIDM) explained about the current state of representation of women in different media. Stieni Bosma (editor Pauw), Rosemarie Buikema (Professor of Arts, Culture and Diversity, UU), Hans Laroes (editor-in-chief of KRO-NCRV), Rens Vliegenthart (Professor of Communication Science, UvA) then offered their perspective on barriers and opportunities. In the workshops, participants turned theory into practice: for example in dealing with unexpected questions, in getting your op-ed published, and in explaining about your own research in a talk show setting. Curious about the tips & tricks? Check the summary of the day [in Dutch] here.

LNVH OPZIJ chair for gender-related research
LNVH and OPZIJ have decided to join forces in launching a joint chair to promote the advancement of women in academia. The purpose of the LNVH OPZIJ chair is to further promote the careers of female researchers in the top echelons of academia in the Netherlands. It is also specifically meant to support research on gender-related issues and to improve the visibility of such research. The appointment is for a two-year period and should preferable lead to an appointment as full professor immediately thereafter. The chair is open to female associate professors in all academic disciplines, however the chair holder's research must have a clearly identified link with gender-related issues. The chair holders themselves will propose the specific theme (field of study/leeropdracht) of the chair. More information about the chair can be found here.

A commemorative sculpture of Johanna Westerdijk
Johanna Westerdijk was not only the first female professor in the Netherlands, she was also the director of the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures over a period of 50 years. During this time the fungal collection for scientific research became the biggest in the world. The name of the KNAW-institute has officially changed into the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute on February 10, 2017. In honour of Westerdijk, artist Judith Pfaeltzer is working on a bronze bust, which will be placed in the green, open space in front of the Westerdijk Institute on the Utrecht Science Park on August 31, 2017. Two thirds of the money needed is already collected because of gifts from the Westerdijk Fonds and a private benefactor. For the remaining amount, a crowdfunding campaign has been started. Every benefactor will be - if desired - mentioned on the website of the Westerdijk Institute. You can contribute to the bronze bust here.

Royal decoration for Angela Maas
LNVH board member Angela Maas (professor of cardiology for women, Radboudumc) was recently appointed by His Majesty as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Congratulations!

Algemeen nieuws

Report on pay gap at VU University
During the conference Women and Science Careers at VU University Amsterdam on May 18, Belle Derks (Professor of Social Psychology at Utrecht University) presented the results of her research into the pay gap between men and women at the VU. The outcome: in the case of scientific staff, women get paid 13,6 percent less than men. The VU study is a follow up on the research conducted by Derks last year on behalf of the LNVH. Read more about the results from the VU research and a report of the meeting here [in Dutch].

NWO Gravitation Programme
Once again six research teams of top scientists from various Dutch universities have received funding to jointly set up excellent scientific research programmes in the coming years. The Dutch Minister of Education Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, has made 18.8 million euros available for each programme, which is a total amount of 112.8 million euros. An overview of the funded projects can be found here. Good news in terms of gender equality: four of the six main applicants are women and a large proportion of the researchers within the consortia are women.

NWO VIDI Grant
NWO has awarded 89 experienced researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group. The total number of applicants was 590, making up an award rate of 15%. The award rate amongst women is 17%. More information

KNAW members
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected twenty-six new members. Academy members are prominent researchers active in all the disciplines. This is including the new members resulting from the extra election round for women sicentists, as part of the Westerdijk Year. New members are nominated by peers from within and outside the Academy. Curious about the new members? Check the KNAW website.

L'Oréal/UNESCO For Women in Science
The call for the international L'Oréal/UNESCO Award For Women in Science has been opened. The 2018 Awards will designate five outstanding researchers in the Life Sciences, selected by an international jury for their outstanding contribution to scientific advancement. Each of the Award Laureates will receive €100,000. Deadline for proposals is June 16. The laureates of this programme are quite succesfull: among them are 2 Nobel Prize laureates and one president. More information can be found here.

Honorary doctorate for prof. dr. Marion Koopmans
Prof. dr. Marion Koopmans, Head of the Department of Viroscience of the Erasmus MC, has received the degree of Honorary Doctor from the Technical University of Denmark. Professor Marion Koopmans was honored with the degree of Honorary Doctor cause she is a well-known and respected virologist with a large interest in international cooperation. Read more.

Appointments

  • Monique van Dijk hgas been appointed Professor of Nursing Science at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam. 
  • Rosemarijn Höfte has been appointed at the University of Amsterdam as Professor in the History of Suriname since 1873 in comparative perspective.
  • Judith de Jong has been appointed to the strategic chair “Zorgstelsel en Sturing” - Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University.
  • Sera Markoff has been appointed professor of Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics, with a focus on relativistic compact objects and astroparticle physics, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.
  • Ingrid Meulenbelt has been appointed as professor molecular biology of osteoarthiritis at the department of Reumatology of the Leiden University Medical Centre.
  • Ewa Snaar-Jagalska has been appointed Professor in the field of cellular tumor biology within the Faculty of Science at the Institute of Biology Leiden.

Attending and participating

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.

On June 12, TheNextWomen Innovation Summit brings together 1000+ of the most innovative women entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors to Amsterdam. More information about programme and tickets can be found here.

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.

GENERA is a H2020 project aiming at the implementation of customised Gender Equality Plans in the physics research institutes and university departments. Ultimately, GENERA will form a network for monitoring gender equality in physics institutes and university departments. On June 27, a first meeting toward such a network is taking place at the Science Park in Amsterdam - more information can be found here.

NWO organises an information meeting for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant on July 6. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO secretaries and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a question and answer session.

For our study concerning female leadership, UvA researchers are looking for women in management positions. The study takes 10-15 minutes and among the participants, 3 bol.com gift certificates worth 50 euros each will be raffled. Would you like to help these researchers gain more knowledge on female leadership? Please fill in the survey via this link.

Vacancies and calls

University of Amsterdam: Professor of Applied Statistics

Wageningen University: Full Professor of Business Management and Organisation (BMO)

University of Twente: Professor in Design Engineering

VU University: Professor Environmental Health and Toxicology

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • New appointments of women as professors will be posted on the site, as well as any inaugural lectures we are aware of. Please inform the LNVH.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
  • If you have lost your log-on data, contact the LNVH via .
  • The LNVH is regularly asked to draw the attention of affiliated professors and UHDs to vacancies. These are posted on the site and in the newsletter.
  • New Academic Transfer vacancies also appear daily on the LNVH website. Please monitor the website and report any relevant vacancies.
  • LNVH believes that relevant information about organisations, processes, services, training, events and vacancies should be made available to its affiliates for their convenience. As such, LNVH does not favour any of the initiatives mentioned in its online communication.

 

LNVH Newsletter April 2017

Newsletter April 2017

LNVH News

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 .

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

Appointments

  • 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

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • New appointments of women as professors will be posted on the site, as well as any inaugural lectures we are aware of. Please inform the LNVH.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
  • If you have lost your log-on data, contact the LNVH via .
  • The LNVH is regularly asked to draw the attention of affiliated professors and UHDs to vacancies. These are posted on the site and in the newsletter.
  • New Academic Transfer vacancies also appear daily on the LNVH website. Please monitor the website and report any relevant vacancies.
  • LNVH believes that relevant information about organisations, processes, services, training, events and vacancies should be made available to its affiliates for their convenience. As such, LNVH does not favour any of the initiatives mentioned in its online communication.

 

LNVH Newsletter March 2017

Newsletter March 2017

LNVH News

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.

Appointments

  • 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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LNVH Newsletter February 2017

Newsletter february 2017

LNVH News

Ambassador network
LNVH proudly presents its ambassadors: all are committed to our mission and support us in achieving our goals. In the ambassador network (currently only) men are united to actively contribute to the promotion of women to top positions in academia. Curious about our ambassadors? See the list on our website.

Westerdijk Year
‘For fine minds, the art is to mix work and parties.’ This was the motto of Johanna Westerdijk, the Netherlands’ first female professor. On 10 February, we marked the one hundredth anniversary of her inaugural lecture as professor. If you were unable to attend this afternoon event or would like a reminder, we have a detailed report and video here. The event kicked off Westerdijk Year. What other ‘Westerdijk activities’ have been planned? You’ll find a roundup here.

General news

Administering the ‘Appoint 100 new female professors’ scheme
During the event kicking off Westerdijk Year, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, announced that NWO would be administering the funding scheme to appoint 100 new female professors. Universities that would like to apply for funding under the scheme are invited to submit their application to NWO starting 1 April 2017. The Government will help cover the additional cost of the appointees salary for the first five years; thereafter, the universities must finance the new professorships themselves. The funding scheme comes on top of earlier agreements concerning the appointment of 200 new female professors by 2020. See here for more information.

'Women in Academia’ factsheet by the Rathenau Institute
In honour of Westerdijk Year, the Rathenau Institute published a factsheet on 10 February on 'Women in Academia’. The factsheet explores the appointment of female professors, associate professors and assistant professors, with the number of appointments being related to candidate availability. Academics also leave the university at a certain point, however. If there are gender patterns in that context, that may help explain the extremely slow progress of women in academia. The factsheet focuses on the relationship between availability, appointments and departure. The complete factsheet is available here.

NWO: VICI awards
NWO recently announced the names of the VICI grant recipients. Thirty-four researchers will receive a grant worth € 1.5 million from NWO. The purpose of the grant is to support recipients in their research over the next five years and to assist them in building their own research group. VICI is one of the largest grants awarded to individual researchers in the Netherlands and part of NWO’s Talent Scheme (Vernieuwingsimpuls). Of the 34 recipients, 12 are women, and a number of these are members of the LNVH network. We’d like to extend our congratulations on their award! Curious to know who won? You’ll find the list of names here.

KNCV Gold Medal
Every year the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV) awards the KNCV Gold Medal to young researchers who have distinguished themselves in the field of chemical research in the broadest sense. See the KNCV website for more information.

ZonMW: report on ‘More focus on male-female differences in health care research’
Programme and policy staff at the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) met with collaborating health fundraising organisations and NWO on 3 February to discuss the importance of considering sex and gender in research, the role research funding bodies can play in this regard, and what we would gain by focusing more on male-female differences in health care research. The outcomes of the meeting can be found in this report.

WOMEN Inc: Limited View
WOMEN Inc. recently presented a new report entitled ‘Beperkt zicht: de rol van mediamakers in beeldvorming’ (‘Limited view: the role of media producers in image portrayal’). The report shows that the Dutch media often play an unintentional but important role in increasing the level of social inequality and polarisation in the Netherlands. While media producers are more aware of their ‘bias’ than the average person, that awareness does not appear to influence how they portray society. For example, women and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the media. The media want to tackle stereotyping, but are largely clueless as to how to go about it. The WOMEN Inc. report argues that media organisations must put diversity at the core of their policy. They must also pay much more notice to ‘bias’ and image portrayal in university journalism programmes. More information

Technology Tournament: jury members wanted
Techniekpromotie is a national network that wants to promote optimal child development by acquainting every child with science and technology from their very first year of primary school. One way it does this is by organising the Technology Tournament, an annual event for primary school pupils of all ages. Pupils work on competing technical projects at school. A jury of professors reviews the national finalists on 1 June. The organisers would like a more gender-balanced jury and are looking to recruit female professors to sit on the jury. If you are interested in becoming a jury member, please contact

Appointments  

  • Roberta D’Alessandro has been appointed as Professor Syntax and Language Variation at Utrecht University.
  • Renate de Groot is appointed as Full Professor Biopsychology of Learning at the Welten Institute, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Open University of the Netherlands.
  • The Board of NWO has appointed Professor Carole Jackson as General and Scientific Director of ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy.
  • Monicque Lorist has been named professor of Psychology at the University of Groningen.
  • Manon Ruijters has been appointed Professor of Learning, Development and Behavioral Change at VU University Amsterdam.
  • Linda Steg has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of the University of Twente for a four-year term. She is replacing departing member Professor Janka Stoker.
  • Felisa Tibbitts has been named professor in human rights education at Utrecht University. Maartje van der Woude has been appointed as visiting professor at the Department of Criminology & Sociology of Law Department of Criminology at the University of Oslo in Norway. The appointment will have a duration of three years.

Attending and participating

Many different organisers are once again planning a broad spectrum of events to mark International Women’s Day. If you would like to explore local events, click here for listings by city.

RightBrains is organising an inspiring movie night on 8 March with a preview of the film Hidden Figures. The evening is meant to inspire talented young women at the start of their careers and help them prepare for their digital future. It is also meant to do away with the stereotype that girls are unsuited for maths and the sciences. More information

Tilburg University is organising the Gender Unlimited Festival on 8 March. Working under the slogan ‘Quality Includes Diversity’, Chancellor Emile Aarts will introduce the laureates of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Programme, Tilburg University’s prestigious scheme for creating extra senior-level positions for talented women. The Gender Unlimited Festival aims to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality and diversity. More information

On 18 March, the Dutch Society of Female Doctors (VNVA) will be organising the Corrie Hermann Prize Symposium, this time bearing the title 'Being a woman makes a difference’. The symposium will address differences between men and women suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Awareness of this inequality between the sexes leads to a tailor-made management strategy, for example among women who are trying to have children, and will ultimately result in more cost-effective treatment. The Corrie Hermann Prize 2017 will be presented to Prof. Janneke van der Woude at the end of the symposium. More information

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

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

Vacancies and calls

Association of Universities in the Netherlands: President

Maastricht University: Director Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship / Professor of Entrepreneurship

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

Radboud University Nijmegen: Full Professor of Communication Science and Artificial Intelligence

University of Groningen: Professor of American Studies
University of Groningen: Associate/Full Professor Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter
University of Groningen: Associate/Full Professor Arts in Society

Tilburg University: Associate / Full Professor of Economics (with tenure)
Tilburg University: Full Professor of Organizational Psychology
Tilburg University: Full Professor of Sociology

University of Amsterdam: Professor Cellular and Computational Neuroscience

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • New appointments of women as professors will be posted on the site, as well as any inaugural lectures we are aware of. Please inform the LNVH.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
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  • New Academic Transfer vacancies also appear daily on the LNVH website. Please monitor the website and report any relevant vacancies.
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LNVH Newsletter January 2017

January 2017 newsletter

With this first newsletter of the New Year, the board and bureau of the LNVH wish you a very healthy, happy and successful 2017, with exciting personal and professional development opportunities! We hope that in the next twelve months too, you will be contacting us with your questions and requests and news about inaugural lectures, farewell addresses or vacancies.

LNVH news

Recap Affiliates Meeting and the presentation of the 2016 Women Professors Monitor
If you missed our Affiliates Meeting on 12 December, a short video of this meeting, at which the 2016 Women Professors Monitor was presented, can be viewed here [in Dutch].

Westerdijk celebration, 10 February
On 10 February 1917, Johanna Westerdijk gave her inaugural lecture, which made her the first female professor in the Netherlands. To commemorate this special occasion, a festive gathering is being organised 100 years later, on the same day, at the same location (i.e. the Utrecht University Hall (Academiegebouw)) and at the same time (i.e. 2 p.m.). You will be most welcome. More information about the programme and registration is available here (please note: limited places available). This meeting also heralds the start of the Westerdijk Year, in which universities and research organisations are organising countless activities and initiatives (see the agenda here) relating to female academics and the development of plant pathology, which was Westerdijks’ discipline. 

Save the date: LNVH Spring Symposium
On 18 May 2017, the annual LNVH Spring Symposium will be held in Utrecht. This year’s symposium will be devoted to media and communication. In plenary sessions and workshops, we will discuss how to invest in relations with media makers. You will be receiving a detailed update regarding the programme in your mailbox in february. 

Distinghuished Women Scientists Fund
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.

Affiliates and donations
At present, the LNVH has 1,123 affiliates, 827 of whom are professors and 296 are senior lecturers. As you can read in our domestic regulations, affiliates can contribute to the LNVH funds by making an annual donation. Although contributions are not mandatory, we would like to remind you of this possibility. See our website for payment possibilities. By making a donation, you are contributing to the activities of the LNVH and you are helping us to achieve our objectives. The LNVH has a target amount for donations. This amount has been fixed at EUR 50. 

General news

Bussemaker: 100 extra women professors
In 2017, it is exactly one hundred years ago that the first female professor was appointed in the Netherlands. On the initiative of Athena’s Angels, the Minister is commemorating this anniversary by announcing one hundred new chairs for female professors. These chairs are being created as part of a unique collaborative venture between the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Ministerie van OCW), with the support of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the LNVH. In addition to these chairs, female candidates will of course be appointed in the next few years to some of the chairs that become vacant on a regular basis. These extra efforts will ensure that the target of 25% female professors by 2020 (the Lisbon objective) is actually achieved. More information about the hundred new chairs is available in the 'Letter to parliament regarding policy on academic talent', in Dutch only (Ministry website).

NWO WISE positions
In the first round of the NWO programme Women In Science Excel (WISE), Dr Elisabeth Adams, Dr Barbora Hola, Dr Stacey Jeffery and Dr Anja Spang have been assigned positions at the following research institutes: ASTRON, NSCR, CWI and the NIOZ. The tenure track programme offers talented female researchers the opportunity to continue or to develop their own research group and eventually to progress to a senior position at the institute in question. 

Ammodo KNAW Awards
KNAW and Ammodo have announced the 8 laureates of the Ammodo KNAW Awards 2017. Roshan Cools, Eveline Crone, Alicia Montoya and Eva van Rooij, amongst others, each receive a prize of 300,000 euros. They can use the money over the coming years to explore new areas of fundamental research. The Ammodo KNAW Awards were established to encourage particularly talented researchers at a critical advanced stage of their scientific careers. Through the Awards Ammodo and the KNAW wish to encourage original, unfettered scientific research in the Netherlands across the board.

Appointments

  • Eveline Crone has been appointed as member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC).
  • The Department of History of Art in Oxford has appointed Leiden University professor Caroline van Eck as Slade Professor of Fine Art for the second semester of academic year 2016-2017.
  • Fanny Janssen has been appointed adjunct professor Mortality and Ageing at the University of Groningen.
  • Constance Schultsz has been appointed professor of Global Health, in particular emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance, at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).
  • Lisbeth Utens has been named professor by special appointment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for children and adolescents at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Attending and participating

The Network of Women Engineers will organize an inspiration session 'Women in Science' on 14 February 2017 (University of Twente). Three succesfull engineers share their stories about planning your career in a men's world. Speakers are Masi Mohammadi, Kerensa Broersen and Kim Trumpi-Sweers. More information about programme and registration to be found on the NVI-website.

From April 5-7 the interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Humanities CLUE+ at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organises a three-day international conference on resonances of the work of the critical theorist and philosopher Judith Butler, who shall deliver a keynote address and participate in the conference. More information

The European Women Rectors Association is organising the fifth European Women Rectors Conference on 29-30 May in Brussels. The special focus of the conference will be 'pivoting on gender equality through the lens of leadership: policies, strategies and actions'. More information 

The STEM Gender Equality Congress will take place on 8-9 June in Berlin. The event will bring together around 200 senior university staff, researchers, policy makers and NGO's along with representatives from industry, funding agencies and research councils for two days of debate and analysis on improving gender equality in research, science, academia and industry.

Vacancies and calls

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

University of Groningen: Rosalynd Franklin Fellowships

Tilburg University: Associate / Full Professor of Economics (with tenure)

University of Amsterdam: Full professor Population and Evolutionary Biology
University of Amsterdam: Professor Cellular and Computational Neuroscience

University of Twente:Assistant/Associate professor (Tenure Track) on Control in Mechanical Engineering
University of Twente: Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) Biomedical Design

Wageningen University: Associate or full (personal) Professor in Agrarian Sociology (Tenure Track)
Wageningen University: Associate/Assistant Professor in Software-Intensive System Engineering

University of Luxembourg: Professor of Capital Markets and Post-Trade
University of Luxembourg: Professor in Contemporary European History

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • New appointments of women as professors will be posted on the site, as well as any inaugural lectures we are aware of. Please inform the LNVH.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
  • If you have lost your log-on data, contact the LNVH via .
  • The LNVH is regularly asked to draw the attention of affiliated professors and UHDs to vacancies. These are posted on the site and in the newsletter.
  • New Academic Transfer vacancies also appear daily on the LNVH website. Please monitor the website and report any relevant vacancies.
  • LNVH believes that relevant information about organisations, processes, services, training, events and vacancies should be made available to its affiliates for their convenience. As such, LNVH does not favour any of the initiatives mentioned in its online communication.