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The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth €800,000 to CUS member dr. Marguerite van den Berg. The grants will enable her to develop her own innovative line of research and set up a research group over the next five years. The Vidi grants are aimed at experienced researchers who have already conducted successful research for a number of years after their PhD.

“Improvising subsistence security in urban Western Europe”

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Europeans were navigating profound insecurities in work, care and access to basic infrastructures. This research project investigates how urban Western Europeans in Dublin and Rotterdam improvise new forms of subsistence security, for example by combining jobs or creating informal care arrangements. Read more on the project here.

Marguerite van den Berg was a recipient of a CUS Teaching Buyout Grant. These grants are provided to assist permanent staff in writing a major research grant application.