FGB Jr. Career Award 2018

The FGB Jr. Career Award for 2018 has been awarded to Angelo Romano, currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany.

10/09/2018 | 11:08 AM

Four particularly strong candidates were this year nominated for the annual award. Each candidate was invited for a presentation and interview about their research and future plans. The competition was fierce, but in the end, Angelo, who defended his thesis The Power of Reciprocity to Promote Cooperation in January 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Paul van Lange and Daniel Balliet PhD was crowned winner. Angelo’s candidacy was backed by all members of the PhD Education Committee based on his achievements, quality and potential impact of his research. Angelo’s research bridges biological and social science approaches to understand why and how people cooperate with others within and between groups.

The FGB junior career award is aimed at talented PhD candidates who have recently defended their thesis or are in their final stages of preparing their thesis. It is awarded to a candidate as appreciation of his/her contribution to the scientific field of study and as an encouragement in the initial stage of an academic career. The award was set up in 2017, and the first winner was Junhui Ju, who defended her thesis Understanding Human Cooperation: The Psychology of Gossip, Reputation, and Life History in 2016. The award is a certificate and a monetary gift of €500.