Projects of Rewarded!

The research groups listed below have received an award from the pilot fund Science communication by scientists: Rewarded! You will find initiatives by 91 groups of scientists who have structurally invested time and effort in science communication for the past recent years. Browse through the examples to see what kind of SciComm-projects scientists around The Netherlands are organizing and get inspired.

Groningen

A comic and a teaching programme

What is science, and what do scientists actually do?

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Amsterdam

Netherlands Twin Register

Did you know that non-identical twins sit, stand, crawl, and walk slightly earlier than identical twins?

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Groningen

From clay tablet to electronic tablet: exploring the history of reading

Reading is such a self-evident part of life that you don’t usually realise how special and essential literacy actually is.

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Leiden

Religious studies in secondary education

Misunderstanding and disrespect between groups with different philosophical backgrounds is increasing.

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Tilburg

Information Management for Crisis and Disaster Management

When a crisis occurs, information plays a crucial role.

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Leiden

Genetic testing

More and more is becoming possible with DNA.

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Rotterdam

Sustainable Finance

In 2016, the research group at the Department of Finance developed the free, publicly accessible MOOC on Sustainable Finance.

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Enschede

Creating scope for global sustainable development: a roadmap

How can knowledge of the planet help achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

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Rotterdam

The DNA Dialogue

Should we tinker with embryo DNA?

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Delft

The value of mathematics

By no means everyone realises that mathematics isn’t “scary”, and that a lot of technical breakthroughs are based on mathematics.

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Maastricht

Sensory Stories in Digital Times

Communicating about science through the senses and body language.

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Amsterdam

Anton Pannekoek Institute celebrates its centenary!

Stars, planets, and galaxies are endlessly fascinating.

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Maastricht

Oncology, neurology, cancer biomarkers

Did you know that your digestive system is nowadays sometimes referred to as your “second brain”?

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Wageningen

Scientific communication without jargon

Making scientific research on sustainability understandable without jargon.

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Amsterdam

Children are our future

Department of Child Development and Education have been systematically working on behalf of our youngest generation for over 10 years now.

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Rotterdam

Marketing Management

Everyone is a consumer – that’s an an important fact in marketing research.

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Leiden

New Archaeology

Researchers at Leiden University’s Faculty of Archaeology show that Archeology is much more than "just digging".

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Rotterdam

Connecting Pedagogical Sciences and practice

Pedagogics is a social science par excellence.

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Delft

Artificial Intelligence

How will artificial intelligence influence our lives?

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Amsterdam

Everyone is Musical

Do you believe that you weren’t born musical?

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Leiden

iSPEX and Citizen Science Lab

How do you involve the general public in all kinds of science practices? The Citizen Science Lab in Leiden has figured it out.

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Rotterdam

Social-cultural issues in arts, culture and sports

How do ethnic-racial inequalities and consumption of culture, media, and sport relate to one another?

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Amsterdam

Science scepticism and religion

How do you talk about science if the person you’re talking to may be sceptical about the very phenomenon of science itself?

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Tilburg

Towards a more sustainable economy

It is vital to transform today’s economy into one that utilises more environmentally friendly sources of energy.

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Groningen

Educational Knowledge North Netherlands

How do you promote equal opportunity education?

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Wageningen

Science for children

How do you get children interested in science?

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Utrecht

Working together for a healthy living environment

How do you keep the urban population, which keeps on growing, as healthy as possible?

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Utrecht

Regenerative Medicine Knowledge Platform

How can you grow as old as possible in the healthiest way possible?

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Amsterdam

Risks to health and the environment from chemicals including plastics

How dangerous are chemicals to human health and the environment?

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Rotterdam

Science communication undergoing a transformation

Poverty, inequality, migration, conflict, and ecology are all important research topics for staff at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).

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Wageningen

Current developments in nature

How do you help society adapt to changes in nature and the climate?

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Nijmegen

Astronomy as a catalyst for enthusiasm for science

Stars, planets, and the universe really capture the imagination.

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Delft

SenseLab

What are the factors that influence a healthy indoor environment?

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Amsterdam

Verblijfblog.nl

How does migration work, and what legal issues are involved?

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Utrecht

P3: Podium for PhD Students and Postdocs

Embedding science in society through science communication – for this group of Utrecht researchers, that is an essential part of their work.

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Eindhoven

AtomicLimits

Science at the nanometre level – how does that work?

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Nijmegen

Democracy Team

What are the opportunities open to our democracy, and the threats it faces?

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Leiden

International Humanitarian Law

International humanitarian law is the law that applies during armed Conflict.

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Groningen

Mindwise

Mindwise is an online platform that provides information about developments in the field of psychological research and teaches students and academic staff how to communicate about science.

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Tilburg

What is blockchain?

What is blockchain and how does it affect the relationship between government and the citizen?

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Enschede

The water footprint of our consumer society

Everyone in the world should be able to access water in a fair and smart way.

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Nijmegen

Making Knowledge Together

How do you get people with a mild intellectual disability more in touch with science?

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Eindhoven

Accelerating the transition to sustainable energy and mobility

The effectiveness of sustainability research depends on the involvement and support of the general public and policymakers.

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Amsterdam

Netherlands Autism Register

How can science help improve quality of life for people with autism?

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Groningen

Physics and Astronomy

The first successful science communication activities by these researchers involved a ring-binder and a CD‑ROM about astronomy.

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Amsterdam

Civic Artificial Intelligence Lab

Using artificial intelligence has many advantages, but there are also dangers.

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Nijmegen

ParkinsonTV

How do you make information about Parkinson’s disease easily available?

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Maastricht

MERLN

Team members at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences are well aware that science can sometimes seem like magical “abracadabra” to the uninitiated.

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Groningen

Religion, conflict, and globalisation

What is the role of religion and preconceptions about it in conflict situations and global trends?

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Amsterdam

Keep your mouth fresh and healthy!

A healthy mouth for everyone! With that in mind, the Prevention and Therapy of Paradontal Disorders research group translate their research into everyday oral care.

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Nijmegen

Neerlandistiek.nl

For those who wish to keep up to date with Dutch language and literature, the Neerlandistiek weblog provides daily reports in the form of blogs, vlogs, and podcasts.

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Groningen

Leadership

Leadership and management: science-based knowledge of these is important for organisations and for society as a whole.

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Enschede

Electrical faults, 5G, and electromagnetic fields

Some people are worried about electromagnetic fields.

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Utrecht

Sustainable land use and biodiversity

How do we make the transition to a more sustainable society?

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Amsterdam

What happens in the brain of someone with dementia?

What happens in the brain of someone with dementia?

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Amsterdam

Social robots serve people and society

Can a robot help elderly people feel less lonely?

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Wageningen

Fascination, new insights, and knowledge about marine ecosystems

What does the fascinating underwater world look like?

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Nijmegen

Videogames and digital tools

How can you use video games and digital tools to promote mental resilience in children and young adults?

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Amsterdam

The first 1000 days: the foundation for the Healthy Generation

As they say, “a good start is half the battle”.

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Groningen

Marvelous Mind

The brain is a fascinating organ – the professors, university lecturers, PhD candidates, students and staff members at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Centre (UMCG) who make up Marvellous Mind would certainly agree.

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Maastricht

BrainMatters Platform

The brain is the source of thinking, acting, and feeling.

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Leiden

#Braintalk

What would you like to know about your brain?

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Utrecht

Physical health for children with cerebral palsy

How can you help children and young people with cerebral palsy to grow up in the best possible way?

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Utrecht

Organisatiegedrag.nl

The research group associated with Organisatiegedrag.nl at Utrecht University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has been constructively engaging with organisations for many years now with a view to finding better answers to questions regarding integrity and diversity.

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Amsterdam

Infrastructure, Sustainability and Commons research lab

How sustainable is extraction of the raw materials from which your possessions are made?

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Groningen

ERIBA Outreach Team

From the moment we are born, we can’t escape it: growing older. But why, actually?

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Utrecht

On further Consideration…

“Flight shame”, culturing of embryos, triage in the intensive care ward during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Maastricht

Lecture series on human rights

Human rights issues worldwide affect us all. They therefore lend themselves well to generating interest among a wide audience.

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Groningen

Speech Lab Groningen

What is language variation and how do you investigate it?

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Rotterdam

One Health PACT

How can we prevent the next pandemic?

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Leiden

News Checkers

Scientists are fighting disinformation and misinformation about health and politics, with a view to enhancing the quality of public debate and news coverage.

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Amsterdam

Women on the (historical) map!

Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Dutch suffragette Aletta Jacobs – everyone knows some famous female historical figures. But the representation of women in the history canon is still far from on a par with that of men.

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Maastricht

Mathematics Centre Maastricht

For more than 25 years now, a group of researchers at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering have dedicated themselves to science communication about mathematics.

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Delft

This is mechanical engineering too!

When people think of mechanical engineering they often think of factories, rollercoasters, and big machines or equipment.

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Tilburg

European values

What are the trends, causes, and implications of changing values in Europe?

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Leiden

The Hague Diplomacy Platform

Diplomacy plays an increasing role in society; this is apparent in global challenges such as sustainability, the current pandemic, the rise of populism, and the influence of new technologies.

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Leiden

Neuroscience for All

Are men really better at reading maps? Does classical music really make you smart? There are many unsubtle, stereotypical ideas about both music and spatial ability.

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Delft

Research in Co-Creation

There is an urgent need for greater knowledge of the occurrence and treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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Nijmegen

Science communication by means of serious gaming

Communicating about science through games: the Communication and Media group at the Nijmegen Behavioural Science Institute has already developed a number of activities in this area.

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Leiden

Database of Business Ethics

What is the situation as regards fundamental labour rights, and how do multinationals deal with them?

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Rotterdam

Erasmus Institute of Public Knowlegde

The science communication activities of the Erasmus Institute of Public Knowledge (EIPK) are unique in their kind.

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Amsterdam

Involving young people in heart disease and skeletal muscle disease research

Researchers at VU University’s Faculty of Medicine aim to inspire and enthuse, and above all show that a condition definitely need not be an impediment.

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Utrecht

How do we make young people future-proof?

Is there an epidemic of psychological problems among the young people of the Netherlands?

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Maastricht

Sustainable investment

What motivates individuals to invest sustainably?

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Tilburg

The Climate and Energy Transition

What action is needed in the coming years to achieve the climate and energy targets?

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Delft

Planetary research

Bringing distant worlds closer – Delft researchers make planetary research tangible and comprehensible.

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Rotterdam

Public law for a wide audience

Since 2018, three researchers at the Faculty of Law have been working to make current public law issues understandable.

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Tilburg

Mental health and work

People with mental health problems are much more likely to be unemployed than psychologically healthy people.

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Amsterdam

StukRoodVlees

Finding your way around current social and political issues is sometimes pretty difficult.

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Utrecht

Debunking myths

“There are islands of plastic floating around in the ocean.” That’s just one of the myths that need to be debunked.

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