University Research Fellow

URF carrousel 2016-2017

Appointment procedure

VU University Research Fellowship (URF) is a programme developed for a select number of internationally renowned scientists at VU University Amsterdam. It is a token of appreciation and a public tribute to the university’s most excellent scientists for their extraordinary research performances. These scientists will be entitled to reward the best student of their choice with a University Research Fellow which will carry their own name.

The attribution of the personal URF is reserved for leading scientists who are recognized by their peers for their extraordinary contributions to their disciplines through the receipt of the following grants or distinctions:

In September 2016, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has ascribed URF to eleven academics. These academics are allowed to award URF fellowship to the best student of their choice, each year for the duration of their grant or distinction. In the academic year 2016/2017 these are the following couples:

  • prof. dr. Dorret Boomsma and Laura Veul
  • prof. dr. Gert Kwakkel and Ines Fernandes
  • prof. dr. Yvette van Kooyk and Sophie Dusoswa 
  • prof. dr. Bert Klandermans and Sara Trovato 
  • prof. dr. Piet Mulders and Fabian Springer
  • prof. dr. Jan Theeuwes and Roelof Roessingh 
  • prof. dr. Piek Vossen and Pia Sommerauer
  • prof. dr. ir. Jaap Seidell and Marlijn Huitink 
  • prof. dr. Matthijs Verhage and Jessica Classen 
  • prof. dr. Jelle Jolles and Annette van Velzen 
  • prof. dr. Wim Ubachs and Jim Visschers
  • prof. dr. Eus van Someren and Tessa Blanken

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