Four (!) ERC Starting Grants for NeFCA Scholars

This year, four NeFCA scholars received an ERC starting grant. The ERC starting grant is designed for talented early-career scientist to help them build their own teams and conduct pioneering research. The grants are part of the EU’s Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The ERC starting grant provides grants for up to 1.5 million euros, for projects of up to 5 years.

Congratulations to the following talented scholars:

  • Sanne Kruikemeier (UvA): “Hunting for Voters: The Impact of Data-Driven Campaigning on Democracy”
  • Kevin Smets (VUB): “Fiction Film and Borderland”
  • Damian Trilling (UvA): “Modeling news flows: How feedback loops influence citizens’ beliefs and shape societies”
  • Mariek Vanden Abeele (Tilburg University): “Digital Wellbeing in a Culture of Ubiquitous Connectivity: Towards a Dynamic Pathway Model”