Jonas Radl has been awarded with the Julián Mariás Prize 2018 for researchers below the age of 40. The prize is granted by the Comunity of Madrid for excellent researchers in the humanities and social sciences. This year the award was handed out in the sub-area of “Social and legal sciences” and the “junior” prize was shared between Jonas Radl and Enrique Gandía Pérez. The “senior” Julián Marías Prize recognizing the lifetime scientic trajectory was awarded to Emilio Lamo de Espinosa.
The new research project “Effort and Social Inequality – Advancing Measurement and Understanding Parental Origin Effects” (EFFORT) has officially started on 1 March 2018. The project is funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) awarded to the project leader Jonas Radl. During five years, this interdisciplinary project will investigate how social differences in effort emerge and contribute to the reproduction of inequalities across the generations. The project is hosted by the Carlos III Juan March Institute (IC3JM) in Madrid. Moreover, there is a satellite research group based at WZB Social Science Center Berlin, and a collaboration with the Department of Basic Psychology II of UNED.