RT @christofdefryn: 📢 EVENT ALERT! 4 Oct. @ 16h (hybrid)
Are you an early career Maastricht University academic? How do you get your voice heard on the important issues affecting your work? At the Maastricht Young Academy (MYA), we are here to amplify your concerns, opinions and ideas because we want to make our university a better place for everyone.
Here are some recent examples of our activities:
We have access to and can comment on important projects and decisions because of our close collaboration with the Maastricht University Executive Board. We are regularly consulted on our views on important matters, such as the Covid-19 policy for researchers. We have advised on national projects like Recognition and Rewards, the Smarter Academic Year, and other issues on the agenda of our Academic Affairs office and Executive Board.
The MYA is always looking for new projects and ideas! Send Vanessa LaPointe (the current MYA Chair) an email (v.lapointe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl) with your proposal, idea or question and she will contact you as soon as possible.
To better understand the complex problems of today and tomorrow, we need perspectives and findings from different disciplines working together. Meaningful scientific and methodological innovation requires making the boundaries between disciplines more porous and looking at the numerous societal problems that we face more holistically. The Maastricht Young Academy hopes to stimulate this interdisciplinary collaboration through this grant. While the amount offered by the grant may not help you change the world on its own, we see it as seed money for you to start something societally relevant and full of potential. We very much look forward to your stimulating ideas for interdisciplinary research with staff members across different UM faculties working together.
You are working at UM, obtained your Ph.D. < 8 years ago, have an inter-faculty project for 2022/23, and need funding? Then follow the link below and apply for the MYA's Interdisciplinary Grant!
Application deadline: 28 October 2022
The MYA meets monthly in an informal setting – snacks are provided. Agenda items vary, although a number of topics recur regularly, such as Recognition & Rewards, academic citizenship, and community outreach.