ASI selected seed money proposals 2019-2020

ASI selects 8 winning seed money proposals

For the second year, the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) organised a competition for so-called seed money proposals that can further strengthen the VU profile theme of “Science for Sustainability”. The winning proposals were selected based on the following criteria : inclusion of multiple faculties, interdisciplinarity, innovativeness, societal relevance, sustainability impact, and last but not least their potential contribution to the kickstarting of the ASI Thematic Clusters.

This year’s winners are:

Contact persons:

  • Prof. Enno Masurel, Department of Management and Organization / VU Center for Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Economics
  • Dr Neil Thompson, Department of Management and Organization, School of Business and Economics
  • Dr Michel Verver, Department of Organization Sciences, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science

Contact persons:

  • Dr Heather Leslie, Department of Environment & Health, Faculty of Science
  • Miranda van Holland, 3D Program Coordinator, EARS, Valorization Officer Faculty of Religion and Theology

Contact persons: 

  • Dr Gerdien Bertram-Troost, Faculty of Religion and Theology and Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences 
  • Drs Jan Jorrit Hasselaar, Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Religion and Theology
  • Dr Barbara Regeer, Athena Institute, Faculty of Science
  • Dr Pim Klaassen, Athena Institute, Faculty of Science
  • Dr Willemine Willems, Athena Institute, Faculty of Science

Contact persons: 

  • Dr Julia Blasch, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Faculty of Science 
  • Dr Menusch Khadjavi, Department of Spatial Economics, School of Business and Economics 
  • Dr Giuliana Spadaro, Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Contact persons: 

  • Prof. Wouter Botzen, Department of Environmental Economics, Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Sciences 
  • Prof. Hein Daanen, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Contact persons: 

  • Prof. Paul A. M. van Lange, Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences 
  • Dr Menusch Khadjavi, Department of Spatial Economics, School of Business and Economics

Contact persons: 

  • Dr Verena Seufert, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Faculty of Science 
  • Dr Lia van Wesenbeeck, Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies (ACWFS), School of Business and Economics
  • Dr Tomris Cesuroglu, Athena Institute, Faculty of Science

Contact persons: 

  • Prof. Patricia Lago, Professor of Software Engineering and Sustainability, Faculty of Science 
  • Anna Bon, Senior Advisor, CIS-VU – Center of International Collaboration 
  • Wendelien Tuyp, Advisor Sustainable Land Management, CIS-VU – Center of International Collaboration

Selected Seed money projects 2018-2019

Contact persons: 

a. Prof. P.J.E.M. van Dam, Dr S.J. Kluiving, Prof. K. Kwastek, Dr K. Steenbergh, all from Environmental Humanities Center, Faculty of Humanities
b. Dr F.K. Boersema, Institute for Societal Resilience, Faculty of Social Science
c. Dr T.I.E. Veldkamp, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Faculty of Science

Contact persons: 

a. Dr Julia Blasch, Dr Harry Aiking, Dr Ziga Malek, Jantsje Mol MSc, all from Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Faculty of Science
c. Dr Meike Morren, Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics
e. Ivar Maas, Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Contact persons: 

a. Prof. Philipp Pattberg, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Faculty of Science
b. Dr Paul Koster, Department of Spatial Economics, School of Business and Economics
c. Prof. Peter-Ben Smit, Department of Texts and Traditions, Faculty of Theology and Religion
d. Drs. Jan Jorrit Hasselaar MA, Amsterdam Centre for Religion & Sustainable Development, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Contact persons: 

a. Prof. Wouter Botzen, Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science
b. Prof. Hein Daanen, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
c. Mireille Folkerts, Department Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
d. Mike Martinius, Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science

Contact persons: 

a. Dr Martijn Westhoff, Institute for Earth and Climate, Faculty of Science
b. Dr Ralph Lasage, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Faculty of Science
c. Prof. Jacob de Boer, Department of Environment and Health, Faculty of Science
d. Prof. Petra van Dam, Environmental Humanities Center, Faculty of Humanities