Assistant professor Ellen Slegers of Operations Research and Logistics has received a grant from the WUR Aspasia Fund. Her application was approved by the Aspasia committee of Wageningen University. She is one of several female scholars who will receive this grant.
Ellen will use the grant to fund an intensive coaching trajectory focussed on presenting her research in an inspiring and convincing way, within science but also to the general public. Together with her team, she develops models that help to optimise a new product or production chain even when data is scarce. With these models, it should be possible to predict for example the profitability of a chain or its environmental impact even based on uncertain data.
The grants for the Aspasia Fund have been awarded to the university of Wageningen by the Dutch Research Council as part of the NWO Aspasia program. The Aspasia Fund aims to improve the balance between male and female top scientists, higher up on the career ladder. They have announced a second call for this year. If you are a female scholar, you can apply for the grant. More information can be found on Intranet.