Grants and Prizes

2007: VIDI grant by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research – the Dutch scientific granting agency): personal grant for innovative research, for the research project “Technology and the limits of humanity: the ethics and anthropology of posthumanism”

2006: IOP-IPCR funding (Innovative Research Projects) for research project on conceptualizations of the impact of technological products on user behavior, and their implications for the ethics of design processes, as a part of the large research project ‘Design for Usability’

2006: Guest professorship, Aarhus University, Denmark (Center for Studies of Science, Technology, and Society, Faculty of Humanities)

2004: VENI grant by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research – the Dutch scientific granting agency): personal grant for innovative research, for the research project “Technology and the Matter of Morality”, about the moral agency of technologies and its implications for ethical theory and design practices

2001: NWO translation grant for translation of dissertation 'De Daadkracht der Dingen'

2000: Publication grant for publication of dissertation by the De Bussy Stichting (De Bussy Foundation)

2000: Commission of the Ministry of Environment and the AVV Traffic Research Centre (via NOVEM Utrecht) for coordinating an interdisciplinary research project on ‘Technology and Behavior’ which makes an inventory of conceptual frameworks and empirical approaches for analyzing the relationships between technology and behavior, and applies these frameworks and approaches to technology design and policy-making.