Academy Assistants

With this Network Institute Academy Assistant program (NIAA) the Network Institute aims to interest bright young master students for conducting scientific research and pursuing an academic career. The program brings together scientists from different disciplines; every project combines methods & themes from informatics, social sciences and/or humanities. For each project, 2 or 3 student research assistants work together. The projects result in papers and/or research proposals. The program started in 2010 with 4 projects funded by the KNAW.

Check here for all the Academy Projects 2012 -2018

The Network Institute funds each year 10-15 positions for excellent student assistants to work with staff in small interdisciplinary research groups on highly focused projects. For more information, contact the student coordinator at akademiestudent.fsw@vu.nl or the coordinating team:


Victor de Boer

Christine Moser

Antske Fokkens