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  • Launch of major pilot fund: Science communication by scientists: Appreciated! Oct 29, 2020

    The launch of the pilot fund ‘Appreciated!’, set up by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, means that one million euros will be made available for the recognition and appreciation of researchers who have been working on science communication for some time. In total, an allocation from the fund is possible for about a hundred groups of researchers.

  • Book presentation on Amsterdam's involvement in Slavery: 'De Slavernij in Oost en West: het Amsterdam onderzoek' Oct 20, 2020

    On Tuesday 29 September, the International Institute of Social History (an Academy institute) presented 'De Slavernij in Oost en West: Het Amsterdam onderzoek' (Slavery in East and West: The Amsterdam investigation). The book, compiled by Pepijn Brandon, Guno Jones, Nancy Jouwe and Matthias van Rossum, offers a first overview of the full scale of Amsterdam's involvement in slavery and the slave trade.

  • Academy advocates continuous personal working capital – rolling grants – for scientists Oct 16, 2020

    All scientists with a permanent position at a university or UMC must be given their own working capital, which they may spend on their work as they see fit. In an advisory report on a rolling grant fund that Ingrid van Engelshoven, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, received today, the Academy advocates grants for scientists at different stages of their careers.

  • Watch the Heineken Prizes 2020 Award Ceremony Livecast Oct 06, 2020

    On Thursday 1 October, during a live online broadcast from the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam, the ten national and international winners of the Heineken Prizes 2020 received their awards.

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