Toon Haer and Sanne Muis both awarded with a Fulbright Research Grant

Toon Haer and Sanne Muis have both been awarded a Fulbright research grant to support their research visit to the United States. The grant was officially awarded on 15 June by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, during the Fulbright Award Ceremony in The Hague.

06/23/2016 | 1:36 PM

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have both been awarded a Fulbright research grant to support their research visit to the United States.
The grant was officially awarded on 15 June by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, during the Fulbright Award Ceremony in The Hague. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Every year, the Fulbright Center offers scholarships that give PhD students the opportunity to carry out research in the United States. 

Toon Haer will spend three months at the Broom Center for Demography, University of California Santa Barbara, doing research on the relation between flood risk, flood management, and migration and displacement. Toon will develop an agent-based model, capable of capturing such complex human-environment interactions. While focusing on floods, his research will contribute to the overall understanding of human movement in face of natural hazards.

Sanne Muis will go to Princeton University (NJ) to collaborate with Professor Dr. Ning Lin, who is leading the Hurricane Hazards and Risk Analysis Research Group. The main focus of Sanne’s research is on the global-scale modeling of coastal floods. A key challenge in this field is the representation of tropical cyclones, which are currently underrepresented in the global reanalyses. During her three-month visit, Sanne will assess flood risk for the entire east coast of the United States by using a dataset with synthetic tropical cyclone tracks.