NWO Moza´ek Grant for drs. M.M. Tjew A Sin and dr. S.L. Koole
November 19, 2012 - Drs. M.M. Tjew A Sin, dr. S.L. Koole and prof. P. Cuijpers (VU University Amsterdam, Clinical Psychology) received the NWO Moza´ek Grant for their project "Closing the Minority Achievement Gap: A SMART Model of the Benefits of Belongingness Interventions among Students from Ethnic Minorities".
The proposed research investigates how and why affirming feelings of belonging may improve academic achievement among ethnic minority students. The resulting insights will be used to design powerful new belongingness interventions. These interventions will be evaluated in terms of their effectiveness in closing the minority achievement gap.
NWO and the Ministry of OCW conceived a programme that aims at helping representatives of ethnic minorities into the world of science. This Moza´ek (Mosaic) programme started in 2004.