The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded medievalist dr. Els Rose ( Institute for Cultural Inquiry / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies) a Vici grant worth one and half million euros. The Vici grant is intended for highly experienced researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative line of research and can act as a coach for young researchers. Vici provides researchers with the opportunity to build their own research group, often in anticipation of a tenured position as professor. Rose receives the grant for her research on citizenship discourses in the Early Middle Ages (400-1100).
Els Rose is trained as a medievalist in an interdisciplinary tradition. She combines methods en vogue in literary, philological, and historical fields with methods developed in various theological disciplines (liturgy, history of Christianity).