University Research Chair

 


VU University Research Chair (URC) is a selective and privileged appointment as full professor. The chair has been created to recognize and reward outstanding scholars currently at the rank equivalent to associate professor who are acknowledged by their peers as upcoming leaders in their research field.

Appointment procedure

A candidate eligible for a URC can be nominated by the deans only. A committee of the vice-rector and three full professors chaired by the rector will select the best candidates and advise the Executive Board on the appointment of up to three most promising URC’s each year. A competitive candidate is one who meets and surpasses the standard quality requirements of a full professor, rises above his or her colleagues in the same rank and shows the highest development potential compared to other nominees.

URC appointments

The URC program started in 2013 and has ever since appointed 19 excellent young scientists as full professor on this prestigious chair. 

2013
Arianna Betti
Davide Iannuzzi
Albert Menkveld
Erwin Peterman 
Wim van Westrenen

2014
Meike Bartels
Mai Chin A Paw
Ester Herlin-Karnell
Sophia Kramer
Toby Kiers

2015
Gijsbert van den Brink
Frank Bruggeman 
Guido van der Werf

2016
Paola Gori Giorgi
Danielle Posthuma
Coen Ottenheijm

2017
Alexandru Iosup
Jacobien Rutgers
Egija Zaura

Status

Open for applications.
Deadline
1 October 2017

Further information

Brochure URC Program 2018
 

Farand Laghaei
T +31 20 59 84167
E f.laghaei@vu.nl

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