LISF Prize and Janneke Fruin-Helb Grant 2019
In academic year 2018/2019, over 80 students set off for destinations all around the world to study, do an internship or carry out research. From the final reports that we received, ten deserved a place on the shortlist for the LISF Prize. A further five students were nominated for the Janneke Fruin-Helb Grant.
First LUF Snouck Hurgronje Grant awarded to Past-at-Play Lab
At the end of 2018, the LUF announced a new annual grant: the Snouck Hurgronje Grant. This annual grant is awarded to innovative interfaculty research and teaching projects. Three project teams secured a place on the shortlist with their research proposals. They were invited to present their plan to the members of the LUF’s Committee for Academic Expenditure.
A PhD candidate from Leiden in Milan
On 14 January 2019, Shermarke Hassan boarded a plane to Milan. This young PhD candidate was going to spend the next three months doing research at the ‘Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre,’ one of the world’s biggest research and treatment centres for haemophilia, a rare condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot.
New impetus for research on evolution of bats
New life is being breathed into the research on the early evolution of bats. A recently discovered bat fossil has generated interesting new insights on what the primeval bat may have looked like. But how does this fossil fit within the bigger picture?
Last call applications Snouck Hurgronje grant
Issues in today’s society rarely fall within the scope of a single discipline. This makes it important for researchers to look beyond the boundaries of their own field when they are seeking solutions. The Snouck Hurgronje Grant for interfaculty and socially relevant projects was established to encourage this.
Focusing attention on children with a parent in detention
University lecturer in criminology and research fellow Dr Joni Reef can make a start on her research on family-focused work in criminal sentencing. She has been awarded a subsidy of €24,000 from the partnership between the LUF and the Gratama Foundation.
2019 grants for research and education projects
Once a year the LUF Committee for Academic Expenditure (CWB) awards grants to scientific projects of Leiden University researchers. The grants vary from €5,000 to €25,000.
Targeted immunotherapy for cancer patients
Immunotherapy stimulates the cancer patient's own immune system to attack the cancer. However, this therapy is not effective in all patients. With a grant from the Nypels-Van der Zee Fund, Dr Noel de Miranda has developed a rapid, effective test to select suitable patients.
Better maternity care in Ghana
Fourth-year medical student Lucianne Remijn did a half-year medical internship in the Gushegu District of northern Ghana. She helped a Dutch doctor of tropical medicne who is researching how to improve maternity care there.
MDMA and virtual reality as trauma treatment
Military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder often have symptoms that are both chronic and complex. Professor by Special Appointment Eric Vermetten is looking for new ways to help them deal with these. One possible medicine: party drug MDMA.