Of the 86 VIDI research grants awarded by NWO, thirteen were awarded to Leiden researchers. This represents about 15%, a very high score. Five of Leiden's thirteen laureates are women.
Our reflexes seem to be influenced subconsciously by the way we perceive what we see. Leiden cognitive psychologist Marnix Naber published an article on this subject in the Journal of Vision.
Not far from archaeological tourist attraction Petra in Jordan is Udhruh: a small but promising site. This is where Leiden archaeologist Mark Driessen will be excavating a Roman encampment, together with the local population. His project is fully funded by crowdfunding via CommonSites.