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Niels O. Schiller

Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics

Fellowships, grants and awards

  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften – PhD  stipend (1994-1997) for the project on "The Role of the Syllable in Speech Production"
  • The International Association for Forensic Phonetics (IAFP) – Research Grant 1995 and 1997 for the study entitled "The Influence of Native-Language Background on Speaker Recognition"
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften – Otto-Hahn-Medaille (1997)
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung – Feodor-Lynen stipend (1998)
  • German American Academic Council (GAAC) – Fellowship for the German and American Young Scholars' Institute 1998/99 on "The Evolution of Intelligence: The Comparative Analysis of Cognition" 
  • Post-doctoral stipend (1999) in the area of Neuropsychology in the Cognitive Neuroscience Sector from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
  • Academy Researcher of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (2000-2005) [Akadmie-Onderzoeker van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen]
  • Vernieuwingsimpuls (VICI) of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (2003-2008) [Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek]
  • Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS) visitor’s grant to stay at the MACCS as a Visiting Fellow from 1 October to 12 December 2005. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Australian Social Science Association (ASSA) visitor’s grant (2005) supporting a stay at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (Aus $ 3,000)
  • Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW)  Appointment as member of De Jonge Akademie [The Young Academy] (2005-2009).
  • NWO Fonds Internationalisering Sociale Wetenschappen (Fonds IWS) grant for the workshop “10e Wintercongres van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie (NVP))”.
  • Tanswisselleerstoel (Tans alternating professorship) of the Universiteitsfonds Limburg (University Funds Limburg)/SWOL (2006)
  • Open Competitie 2004 of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (2006-2009) [Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek]
  • Australian Social Science Association (ASSA) visitor’s grant (2006) supporting a stay at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (Aus $3,000)
  • Honorary Research Associate of the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS), Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia) (2007)
  • Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – De Jonge Akademie (DJA) grant (€4.000; with Monika Schmid, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) supporting a workshop on “Levels of abstraction in the investigation of language development” (2008)
  • Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – De Jonge Akademie (DJA) grant (€4.000) supporting a stay at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2009)
  • Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – De Jonge Akademie (DJA) grant (€4.000; with Monika Schmid, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) supporting a workshop on “Cognitive and structural aspects of multilingual linguistic systems in acquisition, processing, and attrition” (2009)
  • Open Competition grant 2004 of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (2006-2009) [Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek], Den Haag (The Netherlands); volume: € 170.000 
  • Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – De Jonge Akademie (DJA) grant (€4.000) supporting a stay at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2010)
  • Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – De Jonge Akademie (DJA) grant (€4.000; with Monika Schmid, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) supporting a workshop on “Aspects of bilingual processing of grammatical gender” (2010)
  • Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in the Humanties and Social Sciences supporting a sabbatical at the NIAS (September 2010 – June 2011), including a grant of teaching substitution (€25.000) 
  • Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) grant (€ 34.490) for a project titled “Orthographic priming of picture naming: Effects of semantic radicals on facilitation in naming” (2011 – 2014)
  • Gratama-Stichting/Leiden Universiteits Fonds (LUF) – subsidie (€ 18.000) for a project titled “Automatische tekstreductie bij real-time ondertiteling voor doven en slechthorenden” (2013- 2014)
  • Language in interaction, NWO Gravitation program - PhD grant ( € 250.000) for a project titled "Do brain potentials reflect individuals' potential to learn a second language? Individual differences in language interaction during L2 acquisition" (2016 - 2020)