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3 proposals have been awarded with an ABC Project Grant - Congratulations to the winning projects!



  • Correcting over- and under-confidence: can calibration be trained?

Jan Engelmann (FEB), Damiaan Denys, Anneke Goudriaan (AMC)

  • Does early life adversity shape adult empathy and prosocial behavior?

Harm Krugers (FNWI), Valeria Gazzola, Christian Keijsers (FMG/NIN)

  • Unravelling adolescent resilience to alcohol: A parallel fMRI study in humans and rats

Janna Cousijn (FMG), Ingo Willuhn (AMC/NIN)

Details of the selection procedure

The committee consisted of (in alphabetic order): Enoch Aboh (FGW), Martijn Figee (AMC), Annette de Groot (FMG), Paul Lucassen (FNWI), Shaul Shalvi (FEB), Martin Stokhof (FGW, chair).

The committee received 19 proposals, which were evaluated in two rounds. Each proposal was reviewed by two committee members. The distribution of proposals over reviewers was based on expertise, and potential conflict of interest.
Scores (insufficient/sufficient/good) were given on three aspects: innovativeness, interdisciplinarity, and feasibility. In addition, an overall score (B (not recommended)/A (recommended)/A+ (highly recommended)) was provided, so that additional aspects of the proposal could be taken on board. The reviewers also formulated specific questions that the applicants were asked to address in their rebuttals.
The committee discussed the proposals, the reviews, and the rebuttals, and made a selection of proposals for a second round with presentations and a Q&A session. Seven applicants were invited to give a presentation. After thorough review of the proposals, the rebuttal, the presentations and the information that the Q&A sessions had provided, the committee made its final selection by vote.