Seed & Feed funding event SIG AI, government and behavior


Are you interested in doing interdisciplinary research? And how you can get seed funding for this? We offer a morning of listening to inspiring colleagues and matchmaking opportunities during lunch.

Multiple perspectives

Within the area of AI, government and behavior, researchers often have similar questions about, for example, transparency, accountability, trustworthiness and use of AI by government. These questions can be approached from various angles and, often, one question or problem cannot be answered from just one perspective. To develop good AI applications researchers need to consider these angles and collaborate.

Interdisciplinary collaboration

During our new Special Interest Group event, you are invited to work across disciplines on a research proposal. You will learn about good practices in interdisciplinary collaboration from Merijn Bruijnes (Utrecht University School of Governance), Marijn Schraagen (Informatics) and Leendert van Maanen (Cognitive Psychology) and get to know like-minded researchers from various disciplines.

Want to join?

  • What: Small-scale inspiration sessions, match-making & lunch.
  • Goal: Forming an interdisciplinary project team, for instance to submit for seed funding
  • Registration: Please register for this day by clicking here.
  • Location: Utrecht University School of Governance (Bijlhouwerstraat 6), room 2.04.
  • When: April 8, 10.00-13.00.

Full program

  • 9:45-10.00 Welcome with tea and coffee (walk-in)
  • 10:00-10.15 – Introduction to the SIG “AI, government and behavior” + seed funding information
  • 10:15-12.00 Get inspired - three examples of successful collaboration (with a 15-minute coffee break)
    • Leendert van Maanen (Cognitive Psychology) - Understanding acceptance of medical decision support: A cognitive psychological perspective
    • Merijn Bruijnes (Utrecht University School of Governance)-  Insights into Interdisciplinary Synergy: Lessons from Studying Algorithmization at the Police
    • Marijn Schraagen (Information and Computing Sciences) - In this case I'm a linguist: from 17th century Bible translations to online fraud reports
  • 12:00-13:00 Matchmaking lunch


Start date and time
End date and time
Bijlhouwerstraat 6, room 2.04 (Utrecht University School of Governance)
Entrance fee

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