LNVH Newsletter February 2019
Read the Dutch version in our archive

LNVH Spring Symposium - May 16 2019 
Muntgebouw Utrecht 


The symposium will focus on the development of a new approach to 'recognising and rewarding academics' that has currently top priority within Dutch academia, in line with the recent statement launched by NWO, VSNU, NFU and ZonMW. Combined with the publication of the LNVH research report on the more hidden forms of pay in academia on March 8: the perfect timing for an event. Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. You will receive an invitation to register within due time. Looking forward to meeting you on May 16. 

Wetenschapsbrief OCW
Minister Van Engelshoven (OCW) announced in her letter 'Curious and involved - the value of science' to invest 5 million euro for more diversity in science.The Netherlands should 'remain a breeding ground and a haven for scientific talent'.
Van Engelshoven wants to increase diversity in science more quickly, because 'it is going too slow' in her opinion. That is why she will invest 5 million euros annually to stimulate research careers for women in science and researchers with a migrant background. Also, the Minister will organize the European Gender Summit together with international policy makers, scientists and social organizations (a.o. LNVH). The outcomes of the Gender Summit will be translated into a National Action Plan for Diversity. LNVH was consulted for input and is happy to see gender diversity as such substantial part of the letter. Find the full text here

Gender Summit 2019 

On Octobre 3/4, the Netherlands will be hosting the Gender Summit. LNVH is member of both the advisory group and the steering group and will in doing so be able to advise on the content structure of the summit. 

The Gender Summit is a platform for dialogue for scientists, policymakers, gender scholars and stakeholders in science systems. It is not just a ‘conference’, each event produces a concrete output designed to promote the mission of building better science knowledge and better research and innovation practice, and to influence science-related policy design and implementation. Outcome of this year: a National Action Plan for Diversity.  
LNVH is open for suggestions as it comes to relevant speakers for the Summit. Please send your suggestions to info@lnvh.nl. More information on location and programme will follow.  
Learn more about LNVH activities? Read our 'Activiteitenplan 2019'

The Lancet Women // #Itoo 

The Lancet published a theme issue on advancing women in science, medicine, and global health, with the aim of showcasing research, commentary, and analysis that provide new explanations and evidence for action towards gender equity. Please take the time to read some of the articles and share them within your networks.

The Lancet also sent out a statement on gender equality in publishing, underlining that 'the academic publishing system is gendered. As such, journals and editors are part of what has been called a vicious circle for women'. LNVH will see to it that gender inequality in publishing will also be an important theme of the Gender Summit. 

NRC published a few articles on the theme issue. Please read the article on #Itoo in which Marceline and Mpho Tutu van Furth call on women in the more advanced stages of their career to guide, advise and mentor women who start their careers. A global network will be put in place to facilitate this mentoring system. Watch the London launch of #LancetWomen on February 8, 2019, online.

For Women in Science laureates start fellowship at NIAS 

This prestigious ‘For Women in Science’ programme is a collaboration between UNESCO, L’Oréal, NIAS and LNVH. The programme awards fellowships and prizes to exceptional female scientists in the field of life sciences. Laureates in the Netherlands are awarded a residential fellowship of 3 or 5 months at NIAS-KNAW in Amsterdam, and are provided a place to think, study and write, while being released from regular responsibilities such as teaching, administrative or clinical tasks. Laureates dr. Sonja Swanson (ErasmusMC) and dr. Hanneke Wigman (RUG) have just started their fellowship. Find out more on their research by clicking on their name. The new call for applications will open on March 8 2019.    
Nominations for the Caty Asscher Award

LNVH chair, Hanneke Takkenberg, is nominated for the Caty Asscher Award. Please find out more on this award and the other nominees by clicking on this link. The award ceremony will take place on March 14 during the 'Shared Leadership Next Step' event. 

Caty Asscher 
Call for nominations: KNCV Golden Medal 
The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) calls for nominations for the 'Gouden Medaille'. This is the most important award in the Netherlands for researchers who have done groundbreaking work in the chemistry profession in the broadest sense of the word. The prize is awarded to researchers aged younger than 40, not only to honour their accomplishments but also to predict future chemical triumphs. The KNCV has awarded the Gouden Medaille to top talents in chemistry in the Netherlands since 1965. More information on the nomination procedure on the KNCG website. Deadline: May 1 2019. 

Help the Campaign Women in STEM!

The national ‘Women in STEM’ campaign is launching on the 30th of March (via this hub), and the organisation needs your help and time for two minutes. The campaign aims to inspire girls and women to apply for a STEM study and to continue in a STEM career, as well as to highlight the importance of diversity in these sectors. Please answer in a few words by email the question "What motivated you to pursue a career in STEM?" Use up to 200 characters including spaces, preferably an answer in Dutch as the collage  - in case of sufficient number of answers - will be published in Elsevier Weekblad, include your name, photo, profession/research field. 

Highlighted Events

8 March | Netherlands
Publication of LNVH research report on 'Beloningsverschillen'

8 March | Netherlands
International Women's Day - keep an eye on the websites and newsletters of your university for interesting events. There is a lot to do and to see on this day!

12 March | Enschede - Utwente 
'Women in Science: Inspiratie voor je carrière!'

11 April | Netherlands 
Girls Day in Science (VHTO) 

16 May | Utrecht 
LNVH Spring Symposium 

3, 4 Octobre | Amsterdam 
Gender Summit 17 (2019)

Your event featured here? Send an e-mail to info@lnvh.nl 


Sarah Bracke | UvA
Professor of Sociology (Study of Gender and Sexuality)

Marta Volonteri | UvA 
Professor (by special appointment) of Black Hole Formation and Growth

Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers | Radboud University
Professor of Environmental Governance and Politics 
Anniek de Bruin | Maastricht University
Professor of Self-Regulation in Higher Education 

Britta Böhler | Maastricht University
Professor of Advocacy and Ethics 

Luisa Trindade | Wageningen University
Personal Professor Biobased Economy 


Highlighted vacancy

Tilburg University

Rector magnificus

University of Humanistic Studies
Rector magnificus / President of the Executive board 

University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is recruiting a Dean for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (selection procedure started). Suggestions for candidates are welcome and can be sent to info@lnvh.nl


Wageningen University 

Professor and Chair of Resource Ecology
Assistant Professor Agribusiness Economics - Tenure Track
Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning - Tenure Track 

Radboud University
Full Professor Work, Health and Performance

(Associate) Professor in Medical Statistics 

Professor of Neonatology
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