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Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2023 - Science & Happiness
On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the Niels Stensen Conference took place at Antropia in Driebergen again. On this sunny day, we delved into the meaning of happiness in our scholarly work.
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Programme Conference August 31, 2023
August 31, fellows and alumni will gather in Driebergen-Zeist for their annual conference, dedicated to Science and Happiness. The full program of the Conference is available as of now >>
Science and Happiness - Conference August 31, 2023
August 31, Niels Stensen alumni and fellows will gather at Antropia, Driebergen, for a conference dedicated to Science and Happiness. At the conference, they will focus on the personal joy one may experience as a scientist, as well as on the ways in which science may contribute to the happiness of our fellow human beings.
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2022 - The Future of University Education
This year, we were very happy to be able to welcome all participants to the 2022 Niels Stensen Conference in person rather than online. It was clear we all enjoyed exchanging thoughts on the future of university education while looking each other in the eye and sharing good food and drinks at Antropia in Driebergen-Zeist.
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2022: Professor Paul van Tongeren reflects on the future of university education
Professor Paul van Tongeren, provides fundamental thoughts on the challenges in the academic world as well as the many opportunities for improvement.
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2021 - The Use of Data in Society
The 2021 Niels Stensen Conference was a hybrid conference in which plenary sessions of 50 physically present participants were broadcast live to a group of online participants. The topic was the use and misuse of data.
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2020 - The Sustainability Challenges of the 21st Century
On Thursday, 27 August 2020, the Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Niels Stensen Fellowship.
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2019 - Ethics in Science
The annual Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference was held in Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest in Oegstgeest. Some 57 people, alumni, some nominating professors, some Porticus partners and staff, gathered to discuss this year’s theme: “Ethics in Science”.
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2018 - Open Science
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, the Niels Stensen Conference took place at Kasteel Oud - Poelgeest, in Oegstgeest. The theme Open Science was introduced by Prof. ir. Karel Luyben, National Coordinator Open Science.
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2017 - Science in the Post Truth-Era
In 2017, the Niels Stensen Fellowship conference addressed the science community's challenges in communicating facts. Citizens increasingly wonder what and who to believe. Supposed facts may turn out to represent fake news. Can people still put their trust in science? Should academics change their ways to become more trusted?
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2016 - Working in the Community
The relationship between science and society stood once again central in the Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference celebrated on 30 August 2016. The conference was held in a special location, the Leerhotel Het Klooster in Amersfoort, in which students learn and work on their skills in the fields of gastronomy and hospitality.
Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference 2015 - Relationship Between the Academic World and Society
On Thursday, 27 August 2015, the First Niels Stensen Fellowship Conference for fellows and alumni took place in Soesterberg, the Netherlands, an event organised by the Porticus the Netherlands Team. The theme of the conference, which was chaired by NSF Committee Chairman Professor Ernst Hirsch Ballin, was the relationship between the academic world and society
Bringing conservationists and ecologists together
Despite the great overlap in methods and goals, cooperation between movement ecologists and conservationists does not seem as strong as it could be. Rascha Nuijten (Niels Stensen Fellow 2020) investigated.
NSF Leadership Meeting te Soeterbeeck
Prior to the annual Niels Stensen Conference, also this year a Leadership Meeting takes place. This time in the former monastery Soeterbeeck, near Nijmegen.
Nomination deadline extended till May 20, 2023
The nomination deadline for a 2023-2024 Niels Stensen Fellowship has been extended. Professors who would like to nominate a candidate are invited to send us a letter of recommendation before 20 May 2023. This nomination must be supported by at least one other professor connected to a Dutch university or research institute, as stated in our online application procedure. Candidates can be recommended if they have officially received their PhD from a Dutch university after 15 June 2022. Candidates who have not yet obtained their PhD can be recommended if they are scheduled to receive their PhD before 15 June 2024 (a statement that the thesis committee has approved the thesis should have been received by us no later than 31 December 2023).
New NSF committee member: Evangelia Demerouti
We are happy to announce that as of February 2023, prof. dr. Evangelia Demerouti, professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at the Eindhoven University of Technology, has joined the Niels Stensen Fellowship committee. Her research focuses on the processes enabling performance, including the effects of work characteristics, individual job strategies (including job crafting and decision-making), occupational well-being, and work-life balance. She will be focusing on applications from candidates in the field of behavioural, managerial, and social sciences.
Application process 2023-2024 has started
As of last week, the application process for the 2023-2024 Niels Stensen Fellowship grants is up and running.
Nominations for 2022 are now closed
The nominations process has been completed for this year and will reopen in May 2023.
Nominations for 2022
Nominators are invited to send in their nomination letters before 1 May 2022. Candidates who have been nominated by two professors from Dutch universities, will receive a personal invitation to complete their application before 15 June 2022.
New NSF committee member: Monique Smeets
We are very happy to be able to announce that as of October 2021, prof. dr. M.A.M. (Monique) Smeets, professor of social, health and organizational psychology at Utrecht University has joined the Niels Stensen Fellowship committee.