Vidi grant for Nadia Sonneveld
Nadia Sonneveld, researcher at the Centre for Migration Law, will receive up to 800,000 euros to develop an innovative research theme and to build up her own research group. NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) is awarding this Vidi grant as part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme.
European leaders negotiate migration agreements with North African governments. Yet, what are migrants’ legal rights in these countries and how do receiving states and migrants deal with them in practice? Sonneveld’s research project Living on the Other Side provides answers through a legal-anthropological analysis of migrants’ family life affairs in Morocco.
Vidi is aimed at excellent researchers who have been producing successful research for a number of years since obtaining their PhD. These academics are among the best 10 to 20 percent in their field. A Vidi will allow them to conduct research for a period of five years. In this way, NWO stimulates curiosity-driven and innovative research.
Fourteen researchers from Nijmegen – eight from Radboud University, five from Radboud university medical center and one from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics – are to receive the Vidi grant. It is the best Vidi score ever for Radboud University.