Leiden University: Ten Leiden researchers awarded a Veni grant

Ten Leiden researchers will receive funding of up to 280,000 euros from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). They will use this grant to develop their research ideas in the coming three years.

The Veni laureates will research topics including how to recognise false confessions in a police interrogation, the fate of foreign books in contemporary China and how Dutch refugees used language to rebuild their lives (1540-1600).

The Venis are awarded annually by NWO. Because of a hack and coronavirus NWO had to reschedule the Veni rounds from 2021. The Venis in the Science (ENW) and ZonMW domains were announced in December. The awards in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES) were announced today.