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.


  • Lonneke van den Berg, Radboud University
    Growing up in uncertain times: the life course and well-being of young adults
  • Shelena Keulemans, Radboud University
    Psychological safety of frontline workers: towards better service delivery 
  • Loes Pouwels, Radboud University
    How social are social media? 
  • Reinout van der Veer, Radboud University
    International organizations: accountable and responsive? 
  • Marieke Woensdregt, Radboud University
    What enables fast and flexible language use? 
  • Luca Buoninfante, Radboud University
    Understanding Non-Locality in Quantum Gravity
  • Sebastian Junges, Radboud University
    Symbolic Probabilistic Model Checking with Massive Design Spaces (ProMiSe)
  • Wytze Lenstra, Radboud University
    Continental margin sediments as a source of bio-essential iron and manganese to high-latitude ocean waters
  • Harrie Oosterhuis, Radboud University
    Search Systems with a Bayesian Understanding of Their Users (BAYES-SEARCH)
  • Caroline Andrade, Radboudumc
    The role of mosquito saliva in malaria parasite transmission
  • Rebecca Halbach, Radboudumc
    The genome at the break of dawn - illuminating transcriptional control of zygotic genome activation in mosquitoes


  • S.C.H. André, Radboud University 
    Fathers combining work and care
  • dr. E.J. van Elsas, Radboud University 
    From common ground to battleground? Public perceptions of bias in impartial institutions
  • dr. I.L. Lammertink, Radboud University  
    When language is not a given
  • N.M. Stel, Radboud University 
    The power of inaction and ambivalence in transnational refugee governance: EU-actors and the contested return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon and Turkey
  • J. van den Tol, Radboud University 
    Making the Dutch economic “Golden Age”
  • Unravelling and quantifying the impacts of viruses on greenhouse gas emissions from soils
    P. Dalcin Martins, Radboud University
  • Cutting edge roots
    M. Dop, Radboud University
  • Back in fear: Neuronal footprint of fear relapse in the brain
    K. Gulmez-Karaca, Radboudumc
  • Dynamic changes in proteins during embryonic development
    S. Stelloo (V), Radboud University
  • Slow SPEED: Slowing Parkinson’s disease Early through Exercise Dosage
    Dr. Sirwan Darweesh, Radboudumc
  • ACCELERATE: ZebrAfish CanCer modEl Leading thE way towaRds treAtmenT dEvelopment for phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas.
    Dr. M.A. Dona, Radboudumc
  • Still puzzling: The genetic complexity of psychiatric conditions
    Dr. M. Klein, Radboudumc
  • Respiratory mucosal immunity: gateway to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood respiratory infections
    Dr. Lilly Verhagen, Radboudumc



  • Jessie van Buggenum, Institute for Molecules and Materials
    Cell signalling in a dynamic environment
  • Kiki van der Heijden, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
    Sound is all around, but where is it coming from?
  • Alessia Platania, Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics
    Quantum gravity signatures in the early universe
  • Mandy Velthuis, Institute for Wetland and Water Research
    CO2-storage in lakes
  • Jeroen Dera, Institute for Culture & History
    Uses of Literature in the Classroom: Legitimizing Literature in Upper-Secondary Education
  • Wim Pouw, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
    Social Resonance: How biomechanical constraints solve multimodal challenges in human
  • Patricia Schor, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
    Figures of Race in Dutch Modernity: Blacks, Jews and Muslims
  • Lieke Stoffelsma, Centre for Language Studies
    English reading comprehension of primary school children in Ghana, South Africa and Hong Kong
  • Pascal Miesen, Institute for Molecular Life Science
    RNA helicases - novel factors for virus transmission by mosquitoes
  • Isabella Wagner, Radboudumc
    The brain’s social grid
  • Janita Bralten, Radboudumc
    Time for a boost: metabolic potentiation of vaccines
  • Jorge Domínguez Andrés, Radboudumc
    Tijd voor een boost: metabole versterking van vaccins
  • Elin Svensson, Radboudumc
    Accelerating tuberculosis drug development
  • Else Eising, Max Planck Instituut voor Psycholinguïstiek
    Finding the genes that make you stutter


  • Dr R.J.W. Arts, MD PhD, Radboudumc - Internal medicine 
    The role of new anti-inflammatory modulators in immunity
  • Dr Chiara Beneduce, Center for the History of Philosophy and Science
    The sense of touch: from anomaly to paradigm
  • Dr M.H.J. van den Bosch, Radboudumc - Experimental Rheumatology 
    Inhibiting chronic inflammation at its foundation
  • Dr Annegret Burtscher, Mathematics
    Rough curvature in the universe
  • Dr Pietro Delcorno, Historical Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS)
    Preaching as mass-communication in Late Medieval Europe
  • Dr Antonio Duarte Pereira Junior, Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics: Spacetime under the microscope
  • Dr Myrthe Faber, Radboudumc - Department of Cognitive Neuroscience 
    Drawn in or zoned out? Tracking the wandering mind during reading
  • Dr Frans Folkvord, Communication Science
    Vlogging for a healthier food intake
  • Dr Surya Gayet, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
    Finding objects in natural scenes
  • Dr Iris Groen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
    Vision for action: neural representation of real-world scene affordances in the human brain
  • Dr. J. Jansen, Radboud university medical center, Pathology and Pediatric Nephrology: Unraveling mechanisms for repair in failing kidneys
  • Dr Fleur Jongepier, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
    Do algorithms know better? First-person authority in the age of big data
  • Dr Hanna Koch, Radboud University -Department of Microbiology
    No microbe is an island – interaction networks of nitrogen cycling microorganisms
  • Dr Maurits Meijers, Political Science
    ‘Credible’ or ‘capricious’? The reputational cost of party policy change
  • Dr Jill Naaijen, Radboud university medical center
    Autism, an imbalance in the brain?
  • Dr Annie Yang, Radboud University - Medical Parasitology
    The secret lives of parasites in the liver during a malaria infection


  • Francesca Arici, Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP): Quantum spheres in mathematics
  • Roseriet Beijers, Behavioural Science Institute (BSI)
    Back to work after maternity leave: Consequences for infant development?
  • Frans Bianchi, Radboud university medical center, department Tumor Immunology
    Cell surface proteins: an overlooked source of antigens
  • Nadejda Blagorodnova, Department of Astrophysics:
    Turbulent interactions between binary stars
  • Shari Boodts, Medieval history:
    The reception of Augustine in medieval sermon collections.
  • Richard ten Broek, Radboud university medical center, Surgery:
    A New View of Adhesions.
  • Rob Compaijen, Ethics and moral philosophy:
    Reflective equilibrium and practical wisdom.
  • Matthias Ekman, Psychonomy and cognitive psychology:
    “Can I see that again? ” Rewind and fast-forward in the visual system.
  • Martine Hoogman, Radboud university medical center, Genetics:
    Completing the picture on ADHD.
  • Nikolina Ilic, Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics:
    Are Leptoquarks the Ultimate Answer?
  • Maartje van Kessel, Radboud University, Microbiology:
    Novel nitrogen cycle bacteria for the production of drinking water.
  • Brian Kiraly, Physics
    Single Atom Memory.
  • Floris Meens, European Cultural History:
    Connected through Music. Domestic Music, Emotions and Social Relations in The Netherlands, ca. 1815-1914.
  • Jorik Nonnekes, Radboud university medical center, department of rehabilitation:
    Towards personalized rehabilitation: understanding compensation strategies for gait impairments in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Eelke Spaak, Donders Institute:
    Context, expectation, and conscious experience.
  • Nienke de Vries-Farrouh, Radboud university medical center, Neurology:
    Bringing Parkinson care back home