Nina van der Vaart MA

Grant Consultant

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Some time ago, I started a reading club with a group of friends. We choose a book and discuss about it together during an enjoyable evening. I have loved reading since I was a child. I love discovering new worlds and the characters that live in them. Also, the discussions it evokes within our group of friends are very interesting. It makes me understand more about what moves people.

When it comes to writing proposals, I also draw inspiration from books. A nice structure from introduction to story to conclusion. Just like in a book, with each project proposal I discover a new world, a new research area or specialism with its own characters and stakeholders. Finding out the needs and motivations of these stakeholders and writing a nice proposal for them with an impact on a social challenge gives me a lot of energy.