Veni grants

The Veni, Vidi and Vici grants together form the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme, a subsidised programme for talented, creative researchers who conduct innovative research. The Veni grant is for researchers who have just obtained their doctorate.


Radboud University (9)

  • Lonneke van den Berg - Growing up in uncertain times: the life course and well-being of young adults
  • Luca Buoninfante - Understanding Non-Locality in Quantum Gravity
  • Sebastian Junges - Symbolic Probabilistic Model Checking with Massive Design Spaces (ProMiSe)
  • Shelena Keulemans - Psychological safety of frontline workers: towards better service delivery 
  • Wytze Lenstra - Continental margin sediments as a source of bio-essential iron and manganese to high-latitude ocean waters
  • Harrie Oosterhuis - Search Systems with a Bayesian Understanding of Their Users (BAYES-SEARCH)
  • Loes Pouwels  How social are social media? 
  • Reinout van der Veer - International organizations: accountable and responsive? 
  • Marieke Woensdregt - What enables fast and flexible language use? 

Radboudumc (2)

  • Caroline Andrade -  The role of mosquito saliva in malaria parasite transmission
  • Rebecca Halbach - The genome at the break of dawn - illuminating transcriptional control of zygotic genome activation in mosquitoes


Radboud University (8)

  • S.C.H. André - Fathers combining work and care
  • P. Dalcin Martins - Unravelling and quantifying the impacts of viruses on greenhouse gas emissions from soils
  • M. Dop - Cutting edge roots
  • E.J. van Elsas - From common ground to battleground? Public perceptions of bias in impartial institutions
  • dr. I.L. Lammertink -  When language is not a given
  • N.M. Stel - The power of inaction and ambivalence in transnational refugee governance: EU-actors and the contested return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon and Turkey
  • S. Stelloo - Dynamic changes in proteins during embryonic development
  • J. van den Tol - Making the Dutch economic “Golden Age”

Radboudumc (5) 

  • Sirwan Darweesh - Slow SPEED: Slowing Parkinson’s disease Early through Exercise Dosage
  • M.A. Dona - Zebrafish Cancer model leading the way towards treatment development for phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas.
  • K. Gulmez-Karaca - Back in fear: Neuronal footprint of fear relapse in the brain
  • M. Klein - Still puzzling: The genetic complexity of psychiatric conditions
  • Lilly Verhagen - Respiratory mucosal immunity: gateway to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood respiratory infections


Radboud University (10) 

  • Jessie van Buggenum -  Cell signalling in a dynamic environment
  • Jeroen Dera - Uses of Literature in the Classroom: Legitimizing Literature in Upper-Secondary Education
  • Else Eising -  Finding the genes that make you stutter
  • Kiki van der Heijden -  Sound is all around, but where is it coming from?
  • Pascal Miesen -  RNA helicases - novel factors for virus transmission by mosquitoes
  • Alessia Platania - Quantum gravity signatures in the early universe
  • Wim Pouw - Social Resonance: How biomechanical constraints solve multimodal challenges in human
  • Patricia Schor -  Figures of Race in Dutch Modernity: Blacks, Jews and Muslims
  • Lieke Stoffelsma - English reading comprehension of primary school children in Ghana, South Africa and Hong Kong
  • Mandy Velthuis -  CO2-storage in lakes

Radboudumc (4) 

  • Janita Bralten - Time for a boost: metabolic potentiation of vaccines
  • Jorge Domínguez Andrés - Tijd voor een boost: metabole versterking van vaccins
  • Elin Svensson - Accelerating tuberculosis drug development
  • Isabella Wagner -  The brain’s social grid


Radboud University (10)

  • Dr Chiara Beneduce - The sense of touch: from anomaly to paradigm
  • Dr Annegret Burtscher - Rough curvature in the universe
  • Dr Pietro Delcorno - Preaching as mass-communication in Late Medieval Europe
  • Dr Antonio Duarte Pereira Junior - Spacetime under the microscope
  • Dr Frans Folkvord -  Vlogging for a healthier food intake
  • Dr Surya Gayet - Finding objects in natural scenes
  • Dr Iris Groen -  Vision for action: neural representation of real-world scene affordances in the human brain
  • Dr Fleur Jongepier - Do algorithms know better? First-person authority in the age of big data
  • Dr Hanna Koch - No microbe is an island – interaction networks of nitrogen cycling microorganisms
  • Dr Maurits Meijers - ‘Credible’ or ‘capricious’? The reputational cost of party policy change

Radboudumc (6) 

  • R.J.W. Arts - The role of new anti-inflammatory modulators in immunity
  • M.H.J. van den Bosch - Inhibiting chronic inflammation at its foundation
  • Myrthe Faber -  Drawn in or zoned out? Tracking the wandering mind during reading
  • Dr. J. Jansen - Unraveling mechanisms for repair in failing kidneys
  • Dr Jill Naaijen - Autism, an imbalance in the brain?
  • Dr Annie Yang - The secret lives of parasites in the liver during a malaria infection


Radboud University (11)

  • Francesca Arici - Quantum spheres in mathematics
  • Roseriet Beijers -  Back to work after maternity leave: Consequences for infant development?
  • Nadejda Blagorodnova - Turbulent interactions between binary stars
  • Shari Boodts - The reception of Augustine in medieval sermon collections.
  • Rob Compaijen - Reflective equilibrium and practical wisdom.
  • Matthias Ekman - “Can I see that again? ” Rewind and fast-forward in the visual system.
  • Nikolina Ilic - Are Leptoquarks the Ultimate Answer?
  • Maartje van Kessel - Novel nitrogen cycle bacteria for the production of drinking water.
  • Brian Kiraly - Single Atom Memory.
  • Floris Meens -  Connected through Music. Domestic Music, Emotions and Social Relations in The Netherlands, ca. 1815-1914.
  • Eelke Spaak - Context, expectation, and conscious experience.

Radboudumc (5)

  • Frans Bianchi - Cell surface proteins: an overlooked source of antigens
  • Richard ten Broek - A New View of Adhesions.
  • Martine Hoogman - Completing the picture on ADHD.
  • Jorik Nonnekes - Towards personalized rehabilitation: understanding compensation strategies for gait impairments in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Nienke de Vries-Farrouh - Bringing Parkinson care back home