Seven promising young scientists from Erasmus University Rotterdam have been awarded a Veni grant of up to 250,000 euro from The Dutch Research Council (NWO). Bastian Ravesteijn, Chen Li, Krzysztof Postek, Mariëlle Beenackers, Pieter van den Berg, Simone Dalm and Thomas Lambertare have received the Veni funding to further develop their ideas over the next three years.
This year, Erasmus School of Economics has three Laureates recently gaining PhDs, with Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus MC each having two. The research themes include access to mental healthcare, gender equality, machine learning in optimisation problems and mental health following urbanisation.
The Rotterdam Laureates are:
The Veni is awarded annually by NWO. Together with Vidi and Vici, Veni forms part of the NWO Innovation Impulse. Veni focuses on excellent researchers who have recently gained PhDs.
A total of 1,151 researchers submitted a research project for funding in this Veni round. 166 of these have now been granted. The requests were assessed via peer review by external experts from the relevant specialist fields. In this Veni round, NWO is investing a total of 41.5 million euro in independent and curiosity-driven research.