Jenny Gierveld Fellowship

emeritus GierveldThe Jenny Gierveld Fellowship is named after emeritus professor Jenny Gierveld, who championed better positions of women in science and through her impressive scientific track record served as a source of inspiration for other female scientists.

The faculty board appointed Karin Lasthuizen and Barbara Vis in 2011 as the first Jenny Gierveld Fellows on the recommendation of the department heads. Ellen Bal was appointed in January 2013.

This fellowship offered talented female Assistant Professors a two-year appointment to Associate Professor, allowing her to strengthen her position in teaching and research.