Consolidator grant laureates

Catherine de Vries 2019Catherine de Vries receives the Grant for the project Narratives of Loss: How economic hardship fuels support for social-conservative political agendas. Research shows that economic crises often go hand in hand with more intolerance towards marginalized groups and electoral gains for extreme right-wing parties. However, researchers do not know exactly why this happens. De Vries will investigate how people who are struggling economically give meaning to the economic hardship they have experienced.
Connor Mow Lowry 2019Conor Mow-Lowry will unravel some of the mysteries of cosmic evolution with gravitational waves by 'listening' for signals from objects deep in the universe. He will break through the wall by using laser interferometers to build a new kind of ‘active noise cancellation’ system. He will reduce vibrations allowing future gravitational-wave observatories to hear the distant rumbles of black holes colliding.SCIENCE
Daniel Balliet 2019Daniel Balliet tries to understand the origin of cross-societal variation in cooperation. With the ERC Consolidator Grant he will study whether interdependence is a mechanism through which the ecology shapes cross-societal differences in culture and cooperation.FGB2019
Dimitris Pavlopoulos 2019Dimitris Pavlopoulos receives the Grant for his research to investigate inequalities in the labor market. He studies the career of employees with non-standard employment contracts (work with a contract other than a permanent contract with fixed working hours), looking at the individual, organizational and institutional determinants of careers of younger and older employees.FSW2019
Stefan Witte 2019Stefan Witte receives his ERC Consolidator Grant for the proposal entitled “Seeing the invisible: light-based 3D imaging of opaque nanostructures”. Witte will use this grant to develop new imaging methods that will enable high-resolution imaging of nanostructures.SCIENCE2019
Catarina Dutilh Novaes 2018
Catarina Dutilh Novaes received an ERC grant for her project ‘The Social Epistemology of Argumentation’. The project investigates the conditions under which argumentation is more likely to lead to valuable epistemic outcomes such as transmission of knowledge, instead of leading to polarization and closed-mindedness.
Meike Bartels 2017
Meike Bartels conducts research into the causes of differences in happiness and well-being. This grant offers the opportunity to investigate the dynamic interplay of environmental influences, social factors and genetic predisposition.
Bianca Beersma
Bianca Beersma conducts research into the consequences of gossiping for groups in organizations. On the one hand there are studies that point to the negative consequences of gossip for the functioning of groups, on the other hand there are studies that point to positive effects. Beersma wants to develop theory that can bring these different perspectives together.
Betty de Hart 2017
Betty de Hart received an ERC Consolidator grant for her research project EUROMIX: Regulating Mixed Intimacies in Europe. The project answers the question of whether, how and why ‘mixed’ relationships are regulated in Europe, how ‘mixed’ couples respond to regulation and the role that law and lawyers play in the way in which thinking about “race” has developed in Europe.
Philip KoelingerPhilipp Koellinger investigates how genes influence human behavior, and how insights into the genetic architecture of behavioral outcomes can inform social and medical research.SCIENCE
Lydia krabbendamLydia Krabbendam investigates social cognition in adolescences and the relation with regions in the brain which play a role in social behaviour. She studies how the development of the social brain in adolescence is associated with social behaviour in daily life and with the social networks of adolescents.FGB2014
 Pol van LierPol van Lier studies how experiences like being a victim of bullying or rejection by peers in elementary school get under children's skin by affecting their stress and self-regulation, ultimately explaining these children's psychopathology development.FGB2014
 Paola Gori GiorgiPaola Gori-Giorgi will develop a new methodology to make the quantum part of computational chemistry calculations really predictive, by extending a mathematical formalism that she has recently introduced.SCIENCE
Davide IannuzziDavide Iannuzzi will design several probes and instruments that will combine optical and mechanical senses. These instruments will investigate relevant questions in life sciences at the cell, tissue or organ level. In each project optics and micromechanics are combined to extend our senses well beyond their natural limits.SCIENCE
Chris OliversChris Olivers investigates how the human vision is selective in such a way that it samples the environment for the relevant information.FGB2013