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Vidi grant for Nadia Sonneveld

Date of news: 14 August 2018

Nadia Sonneveld, a researcher at the Centre for Migration Law, has been awarded a Vidi grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of its Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. Sonneveld is to receive up to 800,000 euros to develop an innovative research theme and to set up her own research group.

Europe is currently negotiating migration agreements with North African governments. However, what are migrants' legal rights in these countries? And how do host countries and migrants deal with them in practice? Sonneveld's research project attempts to answer these questions through a legal-anthropological analysis of the life of migrants in Morocco.

Vidi grant

The Vidi grant is geared towards excellent researchers who have been producing successful research for a number of years since obtaining their PhD. These academics are among the top 10 to 20 per cent in their fields. A Vidi grant allows them to conduct research for a period of five years. In this way, NWO is stimulating curiosity-driven and innovative research.

Record number of grants

Fourteen Nijmegen researchers (eight from Radboud University, five from Radboud university medical center and one from the Max Planck Institute) were awarded a Vidi grant as part of NWO's Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. This is the best Vidi score ever for Radboud University, with the previous record set at eleven.