Research Talent

Research Talent is a responsive mode funding scheme that offers talented and ambitious young researchers within the social and behavioural sciences a platform to pursue a scientific career and carry out high-quality PhD research. Students are asked to commit to a four-year, full-time PhD position at a Dutch university.

  • M. (Malika) Igalla, MSc
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Unravelling self-organisation by citizens: performance and durability of citizen initiatives

    Citizens are increasingly taking matters into their own hands by developing services or goods for the local community themselves. Examples include reading rooms, community gardens and energy cooperatives. Government authorities welcome citizen initiatives because they see them as an opportunity to maintain the level of public services. Much remains unknown, however. Malika Igalla is studying the extent to which these initiatives are durable, how they perform and what factors explain their performance.

    Media: Audio

  • R. A. (Reinout) van der Veer, MSc
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Playing by which rules? Enforcing a politicised European economic governance

    The European Commission was given new competences after the crisis. It can now correct and punish Member States that have structural economic problems, massive budget deficits and very high levels of national debt. This enforcement is becoming increasingly controversial, however. Many people doubt the EU and wish to have less European interference or even none at all. Reinout van der Veer is studying how the European Commission is navigating this field of tension. Is it complying with its own rules and issuing stiff fines or is it turning a blind eye?

    Media: Audio

Talent day 2017 - Research Talent