Sandra Schipper and Mark van den Hurk (School for Mental Health and Neuroscience), who both took their PhD in December 2016, received a Rubicon grant from research financing institution NWO. This grant gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience. In this funding round 22 researchers received a grant. With her grant Sandra Schipper will conduct research during 24 months at the department of Nanotherapeutics of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aachen (Germany). Mark van den Hurk will spend 24 months at the Laboratory for Human Neurophysiology and Genetics of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).