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Carolyn Birdsall (AHM), Chiara de Cesari (ARTES), Silke Hamann, (ACLC), Katrin Schulz (ILLC) and Maartje van Gelder (ASH) have been awarded a temporary release from teaching duties to enable them to prepare applications for senior personal grants.


The UvA FGw Aspasia Fund aims to support women in their career development within the Faculty of Humanities at the UvA and to expand their opportunities to conduct research.

The Fund (€ 100.000) was made available by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of two Aspasia grants awarded to UvA researchers Dr Esther Peeren and Dr Judith Rispens earlier this year. A condition of the NWO grant is that part of the premium is used for diversity policy measures, which increase the upward movement of female staff within the institution.

In November 2015, FGw announced the Aspasia Fund Call for Proposals. A total of 10 applications were submitted by female researchers working at the UvA, of which five could be granted on the basis of the available budget.

The five academics will use the release time to prepare applications for NWO Vidi/Vici grants or ERC Starting/Consolidator/Advanced grants.

dr. C.J. (Carolyn) Birdsall

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

dr. C. (Chiara) de Cesari

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies

dr. S.R. (Silke) Hamann

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap

dr. K. (Katrin) Schulz

Faculty of Humanities

Logic and Language

dr. M. (Maartje) van Gelder

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis