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Tue, May 03


Spring Talks Academic Peers

All about Veni, Vidi and Vici

In this Spring Talk, open to all academics in the Netherlands, Leon Leu and Marije Behet will highlight NWOs Talent Programme and discuss Veni, Vidi and Vici. Interested in learning more about these programs and how to effectively apply, then join this virtual session on Tuesday May 3, 4-5pm.

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All about Veni, Vidi and Vici
All about Veni, Vidi and Vici

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May 03, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Spring Talks Academic Peers

About the event

Join Leon Leu and Marije Behet from NWO on Tuesday March 3, 4-5pm, for our first Spring Talk. 

As introduction to their session, Leon and Marije write:

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) is one of the most important science funding bodies in the Netherlands and invests almost 1 billion euros in curiosity-driven research, research related to societal challenges and research infrastructure, with a scientific and societal impact. During this talk, we would like to highlight the Talent Programme that offers individual grants to talented and creative researchers at different career stages to conduct research of their own choice. This programme boosts innovative research and facilitates career progression at scientific research institutes within the Netherlands. Would you like to hear more about Veni, Vidi or Vici? Feel free to join us!

About Leon Leu, PhD:

I started my career as a researcher, in the applied geosciences field. In my research I investigated the feasibility of safely storing and extracting geofluids underground geological rock formations, so that dangerous effects of climate change can be mitigated. This journey took me to several different research environments across the globe: I graduated as a Geologist from Mainz university in Germany, completed my Shell-funded PhD at Imperial College London in the UK and the Netherlands, and worked as a Stanford post doc at SLAC National Laboratory in the USA. With the birth of my daughter my family and I returned to the Netherlands in 2019 where I started working for NWO-AES as a program officer. Within NWO I support more than 30 research projects, and facilitate different research calls in the applied energy and material science field. In addition, I serve as coordinator for the Talent Programme at NWO-AES.

About Marije Behet, PhD:

My career started as a biomedical scientist in the field of medical microbiology and infectious diseases. I have obtained a personal grant for my PhD project on malaria immunology at Radboudumc (the Netherlands), combined with a research visit abroad at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (Australia). Following my PhD, I started working as a research funding advisor at Erasmus MC with a focus on personal grants, such as European Research Council (ERC) grants, H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships and the NWO Talent Programme (Veni, Vidi, Vici). Now, as program and policy officer at domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES) of the Dutch Research Council (NWO), I facilitate various research funding calls, amongst others the AES-Vidi funding instrument, AES Open Technology Programme and Mosaic 2.0 PhD scholarship program for graduates with a migration background. Additionally, I am part of the NWO Taskforce Diversity & Inclusion.

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