Amsterdam School of Communication Research / ASCoR
Highlights in 2015
The year 2015 was extremely successful for ASCoR members in terms of grant acquisition. Claes de Vreese received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project ‘The causes and consequences of change in public opinion about Europe’. Joost van Spanje was awarded a Vidi grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his project ‘Defending or Damaging Democracy? Legal Action against Anti-immigrant Parties in Europe and its Effects on their Electoral Support’. Finally, two ASCoR members received a Veni grant from NWO: Katjana Gattermann for her project ‘Facing Europe: the personalisation of European Union politics in news coverage and its consequences for democracy’, and Eline Smit for her research ‘Personal preferences in online health communication’. In times of ever more competitive grant acquisition rounds, these achievements are remarkable, not least because they were accomplished by ASCoR members of different levels of seniority.
Attesting to the quality of research done within ASCoR, members of our school won several awards also in 2015. For example, Patti Valkenburg won the Senior Scholar Award of the Children Adolescent and Media Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). Sanne Kruikemeier received the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award of ICA’s Communication and Technology Division. Rinaldo Kühne received a grant for his dissertation from the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research. Finally, several ASCoR members received top-paper awards at international conferences or for articles published in academic journals. In this respect, the achievements of our PhD students with their impressive number of top-paper awards at international conferences deserves particular mentioning and showcases not only their talent, but also ASCoR’s ability to attract, recruit, and educate high potential young academics.
Below you will find the links to the previous Annual Reports of ASCoR: