Vidi 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 Vidi grant is for researches who have conducted research for a number of years after obtaining their doctorate.


Radboud University (7)

  • Maike Hansen - How can cells raise or lower their noise
  • Johan Mentink - Pushing the limits of magnetism with fluctuations
  • Jurriaan Rot - New foundations for model learning
  • Willem Velema - Chemically mapping the importance of RNA-metabolite interactions
  • Cornelia Welte - Biostream from biogas using micro-organisms
  • Inti Brazil - A biopsychological approach to typing antisocial individuals
  • Luke Miller - Fusing humans and technology

Radboudumc (3)

  • Anne Marneth - How sugars can be used for blood cell transfusions and fighting blood cancer
  • Martine Hoogman - The other side of ADHD
  • Janna Vrijsen - Sports to enhance treatment of depression


Radboud University (6)

  • Molecular information processing in self-organizing networks - Peter Korevaar

  • How do we guide freshwater fish safely through the Anthropocene? - Aafke Schipper

  • Something is in the air! Our chemistry laid bare - Jasper de Groot

  • Universal invariants in Calabi-Yau geometry - Lie Fu

  • How does our internal state influence our perception? - Fleur Zeldenrust

  • How do neurons predict the future? - Martin Vinck

Radboudumc (2)

  • Do parasites make mosquitoes better at transmitting malaria? - Felix Hol
  • The kidney in focus: magnesium deficiencies from genetic causes and diabetes - Jeroen de Baaij


Radboud Universiteit (6)

  • The power of lifelong experience: how knowledge drives information processing in the aging brain
    Linda Geerligs, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
  • Commutativity in the world of symmetry
    Magdalena Kedziorek, Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP)
  • Bioturbators drive greenhouse gas emissions from shallow inland waters
    Sarian Kosten, Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR)
  • Commander Politics: Cooperation and Competition in Civil War
    Romain Malejacq, Centrum voor Internationaal Conflict Analyse and Management (CICAM)
  • Future-proof cryptographic randomness
    Bart Mennink, Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS)
  • Making brain waves with ultrasound
    Lennart Verhagen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour


Radboudumc (5)

  • The impact of stress on Parkinson's disease
    Rick Helmich, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour en Radboudumc
  • Engraved in memory
    Marloes Henckens, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour en Radboudumc
  • Alpha-emitters: a new treatment option for therapy-resistant tumor cells
    Sandra Heskamp, Radboudumc
  • AI-built bridges for prostate cancer patients
    Geert Litjens, Radboudumc
  • How the dictionary in our brain works
    Vitória Piai, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour en Radboudumc



Radboud University (6)

  • Spacetime at the tiniest of scales
    Timothy Budd, Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics
  • Tracking electron-induced damage in biomolecules
    Daniel Horke, Institute for Molecules and Materials
  • From theory to application
    Cynthia Kop, Institute for Computing and Information Sciences
  • Stopping protein aggregation in liquid droplets
    Evan Spruijt,Institute for Molecules and Materials
  • Tipping Points in Treatment Trajectories
    Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Behavioural Science Institute
  • Islamic religiosity: friend or foe of democracy and emancipation?
    Niels Spierings(, Radboud Social Cultural Research


Radboud university medical center (3)

  • Predicting Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Response. It’s personal.
    Francesco Ciompi, Computational Pathology
  • The way I see it: bridging the gap between visual function and functional vision
    Koen Haak, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
  • Physical exercise to boost benefit from chemotherapy?
    Laurien Buffart, Fysiology


Radboud University (7)

  • Chemical reactions to make complex sugars 
    Thomas Boltje, Institute for Molecules and Materials
  • Spinning logic at the speed of light
    Rostislav Mikhaylovskiy, Institute for Molecules and Materials
  • From wastewater to rocket fuel
    Laura van Niftrik, Institute for Water and Wetland Research
  • Hidden Talents in Harsh Environments
    Willem Frankenhuis, Behavioural Science Institute
  • Making a martyr in medieval Spain
    Kati Ihnat, Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Democratic innovations & populism: For better or worse?
    Kristof Jacobs, Institute for Management Research
  • Bones of Contention: Technologies of Identification and Politics of Reconciliation in Vietnam
    Tâm Ngô, Research Institute for Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studie


Radboud university medical center (4)

  • The malaria parasite’s fight against our immune system
    Matthijs Jore, Medical Microbiology
  • How Intelligent is the Immune System?
    Johannes Textor, Tumor Immunology
  • Breast CT to improve clinical care for women with (suspected) breast cancer
    Ritse Mann, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
  • Restoring the immune system to prevent cancer from spreading
    Daniele Tauriello, Cell Biology


14 researchers from Nijmegen – 8 from Radboud University5 from Radboud university medical center and 1 from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics – are each to receive up to 800,000 euros to develop an innovative research theme and to build up their own research group. Information about the scientists and their research is given below.

Radboud University (8)

  • Combining words during speaking and listening
    Andrea Martin, Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
  • How the brain processes complex sounds
    Bernhard Englitz, Donders Centre for Neuroscience
  • Sleep on it!
    Lisa Genzel, Donders Centre for Neuroscience
  • How to read the genome
    Simon van Heeringen, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
  • Novel players in the nitrogen cycle 
    Sebastian Lücker, Institute for Water and Wetland Research
  • Brain rhythms: the building blocks of the brain
    Saskia Haegens, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
  • Living on the Other Side: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Migration and Family Law in Morocco
    Nadia Sonneveld, Research Centre for State and Law
  • Next-generation cryptography
    Peter Schwabe, Institute for Computing and Information Sciences

Radboud university medical center (5)

  • A microchip-based toolbox to treat osteoporosis
    Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz, Radboud university medical center
  • Paradoxical Sleep
    Martin Dresler, Radboud university medical center, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Tackling the disordered brain in rare genetic syndromes
    Tjitske Kleefstra, Radboud university medical center, Genetics
  • Treatment of high blood pressure to prevent dementia.
    Edo Richard, Radboud university medical center, Neurology
  • Why do healthy people die of the flu?
    Frank van de Veerdonk, Radboud university medical center, Internal Medicine