Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom chair

VU University Amsterdam has launched the Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom* (FDL) chair programme in order to promote female scientific talent on its way to the top and to address the lack of female professors. Female assistant and associate professors are proposed for the FDL chair by the faculties and are appointed for a maximum period of 5 years. The FDL professor will then be offered a full professorship if she has performed successfully. All FDL-candidates of the first period 2005-2010 have been installed as professor during or after the FDL-professorship. The FDL chair helps faculties to identify female talent within their organization and remove the last obstacles to a full professorship.

Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom professors

Hagit AmiravHagit Amirav
Professor Patristics and Late Antique History
FT
Marjolein Broese van GroenouMarjolein Broese van Groenou
Professor Informal Care in a Changing Society 
FSS
Tanja de GruijlTanja de Gruijl
Professor Translational Tumor Immunology 
VUmc  
Barbara Vis
Professor Political Decision-Making
FSS
Juliette Legler
Professor Toxicology and Environmental Health
FELS
Annemieke van Straten
Professor Clinical Psychology:
low intensity treatments for common mental disorders
FPE
Catrin Finkenauer
Professor Child Abuse and Interpersonal Relationships  
FPE
Marianne Moyaert
Professor Comparative Theology and Hermeneutics of the Interreligious Dialogue    
FT
Sue Gibbs
Professor Skin and Mucosa Regenerative Medicine
VUmc /
ACTA
Sabine Spijker
Professor Molecular Mechanisms of Cognition
FELS
Jacqueline Broerse
Professor Communication in the Health and Life Sciences
FELS
Hester van Herk 
Professor in Cross-Cultural Marketing Research  
FEBA
Lydia Krabbendam
Professor in Educational Neuropsychology
FPE
Elly Konijn
Professor in Communication and Media Use
FSS
Danielle Posthuma
Professor in Genetics of Complex Traits
FELS
Lieke Coenraad 
Professor in Civil Law - Conflict handling
FL
Mirjam van Veen
Professor in Church History
FTempty
Jacintha Ellers
Professor in Evolutionairy Ecology
FELSempty
Marjan Hofkes
Professor in Environmental Economics
FELS / 
FEBA
Marloes Groot
Professor in Biophysics
FS
Martine Smit
Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
FS


Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom (1913-2004) studied Law at VU University and obtained a PhD in 1937. During WWII she defended people who were arrested for their resistance work, together with her husband. Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom studied the bible on the position of women in society and published several books about the relation between men and women. Mostly she is known for her fight for passive women voting rights in her party, the Anti-Revolutionaire Partij (ARP).