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Thomas Kampen awarded Instituut Gak fellowship at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study


20 May 2021


Thomas Kampen, Assistant Professor at the University of Humanistic Studies, has been selected for a fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Amsterdam. 


As a NIAS Fellow Thomas will continue to work on one of his main research themes, social assistance recipients’ experiences of social justice, and develop new research into the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on labor market inclusion of people with occupational disabilities. Currently, the coronavirus crisis is still in full swing and people with disabilities are hit relatively hard. Some of them work from home or continue working at a distance of six feet from others. Many others have lost their jobs due to the crisis or still have a contract but are waiting to return to work. These consequences can drastically change the meaning of labor market inclusion. For example: to what extent can working from home be seen as being included in the labor market? 


The NIAS Fellowship is co-sponsored by Instituut Gak and allows Thomas to work on his project for a period of 5 months in the academic year 2021/22. Thomas will become part of a carefully selected community of independent thinkers, in a collaborative environment where the space is created to ask new questions beyond disciplinary boundaries. NIAS Fellows are selected through a highly competitive external review process on the basis of the quality of the research proposal. 

About NIAS-KNAW 

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study is an intellectual haven for international researchers, writers, journalists and artists to pursue their research or projects, to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to share their knowledge with society. 


It offers a diverse year-group of about 60 NIAS Fellows the opportunity to devote themselves to an independent research project. NIAS is the oldest Institute for Advanced Study in Europe whose founding mission is to foster curiosity- driven research. It is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is located in Amsterdam. 

About Instituut Gak

Instituut Gak wants to contribute to the quality of social security and the labor market in the Netherlands by investing in social projects, research and chairs.


        

Thomas Kampen, Assistant Professor at the University of Humanistic Studies, has been selected for a fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Amsterdam.