Stefan de Jong

Marie Curie Fellow, University of Chicago

Stefan de Jong is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Knowledge Lab and an assistant professor at the Department of Organization Studies of Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is interested in how science and broader society influence each other. The European Commission sponsors his current project ‘Invisible Forces’, which aims to understand the contribution of professional staff of universities to academic knowledge development. To this end Stefan combines network analysis with ethnographic research. More information about this project and other ongoing work is available on his personal website.

He has written about the societal impact and evaluation of academic research and about attitudes toward science. Stefan has published in scientific journals such as Research Policy, Research Evaluation and Public Understanding of Science. He regularly hosts national and international workshops on societal impact strategies for academics and professional staff.

Stefan has previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research of The University of Manchester in the UK. The Dutch Research Council funded his project ‘Professional Practices’. The project unraveled the influence of university strategies on societal impact practices of academics. Prior to that, he was a researcher at the Rathenau Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He completed his doctoral research at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University in the Netherlands in 2015. Stefan has a master’s degree in innovation studies (Utrecht University) and a bachelor’s degree in biology (Wageningen University). 

Personal website: 

S.P.L. de Jong, C. Balaban, J. Holm and J.B. Spaapen 2020). 'Redesigning research evaluation practices for the Social Sciences and Humanities.' In: Deeds and Days no. 73, pp. 17-35. (open access).

S.P.L. de Jong and R. Muhonen (2020) 'Who benefits from ex-ante societal impact evaluation in the European funding arena? A cross-country comparison of societal impact capacity in the social sciences and humanities'. In:Research Evaluation 29, no. 1, pp 22-33.
N. Boshoff and S.P.L. de Jong (2020). 'Conceptualising the societal impact of research in terms of elements of logic models: A survey of researchers in sub-Saharan Africa'. In: Research Evaluation 29, no. 1, pp. 48-65.
S.P.L. de Jong, E. Ketting and L. van Drooge (2020). 'Highly Esteemed Science, An analysis of attitudes toward and perceived attributes of science in letters to the editor in two Dutch newspapers’. In: Public Understanding of Science 29, no. 1, pp. 37-52 (open access.)