Funding for FASoS researchers for the project "Make-Believe Matters"
Ruud Hendriks, Ike Kamphof and Tsjalling Swierstra have won ZonMW funding for their project ‘Make-Believe Matters. The Moral Role Things Play in Dementia Care.’
For two years Hendriks, Kamphof and Swierstra will be investigating how various low- and high-tech artefacts–such as sociable robots, nostalgic interiors, virtual reality games, fake busstops etc.–transform current dementia care.
They will specifically study when the use of these objects is manipulative or deceitful and when it is playful and supportive of persons with dementia.
Anna Harris has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of €2 million for her project ‘The Upcycled Clinic: A global ethnography of material creativity in contemporary medicine’. The project addresses the escalating issue of clinical waste.
Marielle Wijermars and Christian Herff will receive this year's KNAW Early Career Award. The Award is intended for researchers in the Netherlands who are at the beginning of their careers and who have innovative, original ideas.
Twee wetenschappers van Universiteit Maastricht (UM), Keri Vos en Iskander de Bruycker, krijgen een Vidi-beurs van €800.000,- voor hun onderzoeksprojecten.