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Results: 1 - 20 of 186
  • 6 Jun 2019
    Enhancing the opportunities for bio-based fertilizers

    The new European research project LEX4BIO sets out to optimize the use of nutrient rich-side streams in agriculture. The project, which will kick-off with a meeting to be held 12 and 13 June in Helsinki, aims to ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of ...

  • 22 May 2019
    Why are Brassica crops so susceptible to Black Rot?

    V-shaped yellow sectors on the leaf edges and blackening of the leaf veins in Brassica crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes or watercress are typical disease symptoms of Black Rot, a major ...

  • 15 May 2019
    Two UvA spin offs among ten winners Academic Start up Competition

    On Tuesday 14 May 2019, the jury of the Academic Startup Competition announced ten winners, from 28 nominated university startups. Two of those ten winners originate from the University of Amsterdam.

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Essential contribution scientific field to new innovation policy of the topsectors

    NWO and ZonMw want the scientific field to be involved in drawing up the Knowledge & Innovation Agendas (KIAs) of the topsectors. That is why they will ask researchers about scientific issues related to the societal ...

  • 18 Apr 2019
    KNAW, NWO and ZonMw to sign DORA declaration

    KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and ZonMw (Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development) will sign the San Francisco ...

  • 28 Mar 2019
    ERC Advanced Grant for UvA physicists Jan de Boer and Daniel Bonn

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Jan de Boer and Daniel Bonn. The grant, which totals 2.5 million euros for each project, is awarded on the basis of the ...

  • 20 Mar 2019
    NWA invites research proposals from science and society

    The Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) invites researchers from all fields of science to come up with proposals for research that connects science and society. The second round of the NWA-ORC programme has been ...

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Ten talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on public support for ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    Three UvA researchers receive NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to UvA researchers Denny Borsboom and Jaap van Buul and AMC-UvA researcher Diederik van de Beek. The Vici grant ...

  • 22 Feb 2019
    New NWO Open Competition on Digitalisation

    NWO is making 6 million euros available for digitalisation in the Social Sciences and Humanities. A new funding instrument will be opened for this, to strengthen inter- and multidisciplinary collaboration between ...

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Hal Caswell wins Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship

    Ecologist Hal Caswell of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been awarded the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2019/20 for his research on mathematical models of population dynamics. “The models we currently use ...

  • 8 Jan 2019
    Faculty of Science offers six tenure track positions for women in science

    The Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam has opened a new round of the MacGillavry Fellowship, the recruitment programme for talented female scientists. There are six tenure track positions available for ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Prestigious Armenian astronomy prize for Ed van den Heuvel

    Astronomer Ed van den Heuvel, emeritus professor at the University of Amsterdam, has been awarded the '2018 Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize'. He received the prize together with the Russian ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...

  • 14 Dec 2018
    First-ever body language recognition software

    During his inaugural lecture on video intelligence on Friday, 14 December, Cees Snoek, professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems, gave a preview of the world’s first-ever body language recognition ...

  • 4 Dec 2018
    Young Talent awards for six UvA students

    On November 26, six UvA students received a Young Talent Incentive Award of 500 euros from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW) in Haarlem.

  • 29 Oct 2018
    Five million euros for European research to increase agricultural and horticultural yields

    The 'Boostcrop' consortium with researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
    Public consultation on the future of the EIT

    The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the future of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The consultation is open until 5 December 2018.

  • 15 Oct 2018
    NWO changes course for ERA-NETs and JPIs

    NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. ZonMw will continue to co-fund JPIs en ERA-NETs.