Three PhD students and one Master’s student associated with Erasmus University Rotterdam received a prestigious Fulbright scholarship this year. This will enable them to spend a period of time at a university in the United States.
Terri van der Zwan is doing her PhD at Erasmus School of Economics and will be going to the University of California in San Diego this fall to do research on New Methods to Combine Low and High Frequency Observations in Macroeconomics and Finance. Van der Zwan is very pleased: “This award provides me with the opportunity to stay in the United States among top researchers.”
Fleur Helmink, PhD candidate at Erasmus MC, will be researching Emotion and Behavior Dynamics in Offspring of Parents with Bipolar Disorder at the University of Michigan. Isabel Schuurmans, also a PhD candidate at Erasmus MC, will continue her research at Harvard University on The Epigenetic Signature of Early Life Stress across Development.
Anna Hartendorp, a recent graduate of the EUR master’s programme in Health Economics, Policy and Law, will pursue a Master of Science in Public Health in Health Systems at John Hopkins University.
Ceremony with Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf
Fulbright scholarships are awarded to talented Dutch and American students, researchers and faculty who wish to spend a period of study, teaching or research in each other’s countries.
The scholarships were awarded at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague. During a festive award ceremony with representatives of the Dutch and American governments, Fulbright board members, staff and alumni, Education Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf addressed the grantees from his own experiences in the United States.