YES Programme

The Y(oung) E(xcellent) S(cholars) Programme is meant for excellent Master students from Dutch universities, who want to combine an internship with research for their thesis. The programme is also open for recently graduated students who would like to further specialize in topics that are in line with the CEDLA-research programme and the research themes of the CEDLA-staff. Participants of the YES-Programme will conduct independent research during an agreed period in which they will be closely supervised by a CEDLA-staff member. They will have access to the CEDLA-facilities, including a workplace. In principal, the research period is six months. After the first three months there is a possibility to extend this period. To participate in the YES-programme one needs to contact the relevant staff member before registration. Subsequently, anyone interested in the programme can send a cover letter, including CV, academic transcripts and the choice of subject to the secretariat@cedla.nl.

For more ideas on possible topics, please have a look at: Research topics for Lecturas Guiadas and theses


YES Student Ingeborg Verhesen

Ingeborg Verhesen completed her Master’s degree at Radboud University Nijmegen in the field of Cultural Anthropology. After working in the tourism sector in Spain for some time she travelled to Guatemala in 2009. Here she spent 6 months supporting a women’s cooperative where artisan products are being produced and sold. This period of time was the foundation for her interest in tourism and development issues in the Third World, which she further explored during 2 more short-term stays in Guatemala. Her main interest is how in tourism global relationships of power are being expressed and negotiated. In 2012 Ingeborg started as a YES-student with CEDLA to prepare a PhD proposal focusing on the use and functioning of development discourse within tourism activities in Latin America and its effects on the local level through global relations and structures of power.

YES Student Carrie van der Kroon

Carrie van der Kroon completed her bachelor's of Law at the Utrecht Law College and Sydney Law School. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Legal Research at Utrecht University. She specializes in international children's rights and has a strong interest in vulnerable groups, Anthropology of Law and Latin America. In the past she performed research for Defence for Children and the Dutch Children's Ombudsperson. Apart from her studies, Carrie is concerned with the rights of children as a freelance Trainer, Facilitator and Moderator, working with organizations such as the Dutch National Youth Council and the United World Colleges.
At the CEDLA she is currently preparing her legal-anthropological thesis proposal and fieldwork on the rights of Indigenous Children in Panamá / Costa Rica.