Prestigious grants received

Prestigious grants received

ITEM congratulates Maastricht University researchers and members of ITEM’s scientific board who recently received grants for their research projects.        

Professor Valentina Mazzucato
ITEM congratulates Valentina Mazzucato, professor of Globalization and Development  from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and member of ITEM’s scientific board, for winning a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant. The grant was awarded in December 2015, for the project ‘Mobility Trajectories of Young Lives: Life Chances of Transnational Youth in Global South and North' (MO-TRAYL). For ITEM, professor Mazzucato will be supervising an upcoming ITEM PhD-research project entitled ‘Youth Mobilities in a Border Region'.                       

Professor Maarten Vink
ITEM congratulates Maarten Vink, professor of Political Science and Political Sociology  from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and member of ITEM’s scientific board, who received an ERC Consolidator Grant. The grant was awarded for Maarten Vink’s project 'Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transition'. Professor Vink is also in charge of a recently started ITEM PhD research project titled ‘Migration Trajectories in a Border Region Context’, in cooperation with prof. dr. H. Schmeets (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek).

dr Melissa Siegel
ITEM congratulates Dr Melissa Siegel, Associate Professor and Head of Migration Studies at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT , and member of the ITEM scientific board, who has been awarded with a grant from the World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), together with Dr. Özge Bilgili and Craig Loschmann. The grant was awarded in April 2016, for dr. Siegel’s project titled “Forced Displacement, Development and Gender: The case of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda”. For ITEM dr Siegel will be promotor of an upcoming ITEM PhD-research titled ‘Understanding the decision of international migrants to stay or leave the Euroregion’.