Grants and Prizes


  • Fonds National de la recherche de Luxembourg: Cross-border residential migration in the greater region of Luxembourg (external expert), 2012-2014
  • EU: EUBORDERSCAPES, Research grant from the EU (7th framework) for an international research project on external borderscapes of the EU, 2012-2016
  • Norwegian Research Council: External Expert in International Network Programme on ”Border Aesthetics”, 2009-2012
  • NICIS: The development of Cross-Borderscapes, Research project funded by the national government institute for urban development NICIS, Radboud University Nijmegen and various municipalities along the border, 2009-2012
  • EU: Eu-dimensions, Research grant from the EU (6th framework) for an international theoretical and empirical research project on the European Neighbourhood Policy, 2006-2009
  • EU: GLOMIG, (Global Migration), Research grant from the EU (6th framework) for an international research project on global migration and the EU, 2006-2009,
  • NWO: NWO Replacement Subsidy in the Framework of Shifts in Governance, 2006-2007,
  • EU: Analysis and Evaluation of Territorial Cooperation and transnational cooperation programmes within Structural Funds, Research Grant (2005-2006)
  • EU: Making of a cross-border regional analysis and planning for Slovenia, Research Grant (2003)
  • EU: “EXLINEA: Lines of Exclusion as Arenas for Co-operation”. Research grant from the EU (5th framework) for an international theoretical and empirical project on the enlargement of the EU 2003-2006
  • NETHUR: Research grant from the Netherlands Graduate School of Housing and Urban Research (NETHUR), Research on the strategic dimension of urban identity in the Netherlands, together with Dr. A. Lagendijk and drs. S. Dormans 2002-2004
  • KNAW: Research award of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), The Netherlands, and of the Nordrhein-Westfalen Academy of Sciences, for research at the University of Duisburg, Germany, 1999-2000
  • WRSA: Nomination for the C. Tiebout Prize Competition, Paper-Competition for researchers younger than 33, Western Regional Science Association, Ojai , USA , 1999
  • KNAW: Nomination for the best dissertation of the Faculty of Policy Sciences, 1998, University of Nijmegen
  • ERSA: Nomination for the EPAINOS Award Competition, Paper-Competition for researchers younger than 33, European Regional Science Association, Vienna , Austria , 1998.
  • NWO: Travel grant NWO (Dutch national Scientific Research institute) for the Conference of the Regional Science Association, Ontario , Canada , 1994