The Elinor Ostrom Fund


Creating an inclusive environment at SBE

Inclusivity is one of SBE's core values. Here at SBE, we believe that diversity makes for a stronger, more creative and innovative community. Thus, it is one of our priorities to create an inclusive environment where all members of our community feel welcomed and can thrive. 

As part of our commitment to inclusivity, SBE supports the Elinor Ostrom Fund. The Fund, which was founded by Professor Lisa Brüggen in 2014, supports female scholars in an effort to increase diversity at Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics. 

Providing support via grants and community building

One way the Fund supports female academics is through grants. These grants are designed to support female academics in the early stages of their careers. The grants may be used to fund costs such as research or teaching assistance, a research visit abroad, research expenses, teaching innovations, administrative support, a student assistant, coaching or other activities that help the applicants in their careers.

The Elinor Ostrom Fund also organises several workshops and social events throughout the year. The goal of these activities is to create a strong network of female academics who can support each other and learn from one another.