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The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to three Amsterdam Business School researchers. The ABS researchers obtained three of the five grants awarded in the fields of economics and business.

L to R: Yuval Engel, Vittoria Scalera, and Panikos Georgallis

The grants will enable the researchers to conduct curiosity-driven innovative research on topics they submitted for funding.
The three researchers (and their research topics) are:

  • Dr Yuval Engel (ABS Entrepreneurship and Innovation section): Tackling startup diversity debt: how to debias early startup hiring? Engel will investigate how to debias startup hiring and will offer novel insights for entrepreneurs, job seekers, investors, and policy-makers.
  • Dr Vittoria Scalera (ABS International Strategy & Marketing section): Connect or perish: from the genesis of connections to the creation of innovation. Scalera will systematically investigate how connections across and within countries are formed and affect knowledge generation and diffusion.
  • Dr Panikos Georgallis (ABS International Strategy & Marketing section): Let it shine: the emergence and evolution of moral markets. Using data from the European solar sector, Georgallis will develop a novel framework of the emergence and evolution of moral markets.

In total, 27 UvA and AMC-UvA- researchers received Veni grants. They were selected from 1115 grant applications submitted to NWO in 2018.

NWO Talent Scheme

Veni grants are part of NWO’s Talent Scheme, together with Vidi and Vici. Veni grants are aimed at excellent researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate. NWO selects researchers based on the quality of the researcher, the innovative character of the research, the expected scientific impact of the research proposal and the possibilities for knowledge use.