Suzanne Jongman

Individual Grant Officer

I am part of a team helping researchers at Tilburg University obtain funding for their projects. As an Individual Grant Officer, I specifically help with personal grants offered by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the European Research Council (ERC). We give information on the different grant schemes, share writing tips and read proposals to provide feedback.

I myself worked as a researcher for nearly ten years in the area of psycholinguistics. I was interested in language production, conversation, attention, individual differences and EEG.

UIUC post-doc

From November 2019 till May 2021 I work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Kara Federmeier’s Cognition and Brain Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I use EEG and online studies to investigate prediction and production processes in both younger and older adults.

MPI post-doc

From mid 2016 till mid 2019 I worked in Antje Meyer’s Psychology of Language group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. I investigated whether we plan for production whilst listening to our conversational partner to respond quickly, and what the consequences would be of such simultaneous processing.


I obtained my PhD early 2016 after three years investigating the question whether sustained attention plays a role in language production using behavioral methods, eye-tracking, and EEG. I was supervised by Antje Meyer (MPI for Psycholinguistics) and Ardi Roelofs (Radboud University).


Jongman, S.R. (2021). The attentional demands of combining comprehension and production in conversation. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 74.

Bartolozzi, F., Jongman, S.R., & Meyer, A.S. (2021). Concurrent speech planning does not eliminate repetition priming from spoken words: Evidence from linguistic dual-tasking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 47(3), 466–480.

Federmeier, K.D., Jongman, S.R., & Szewczyk, J.M. (2020). Examining the Role of General Cognitive Skills in Language Processing:  A Window into Complex Cognition. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(6), 575–582.

Jongman, S.R., Roelofs, A., & Lewis, A.G. (2020). Attention for Speaking: Pre-Stimulus Motor-Cortical Alpha Power Predicts Picture Naming Latencies. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 32(5), 747-761. 

Jongman, S.R., Khoe, Y.H., & Hintz, F. (2020). Vocabulary size influences spontaneous speech in native language users: Validating the use of automatic speech recognition in individual differences research. Language and Speech.

Jongman, S.R., Piai, V., & Meyer, A.S. (2020). Planning for language production: the electrophysiological signature of attention to the cue to speak. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 35(7), 915-932. doi:10.1080/23273798.2019.1690153

Hintz*, F., Jongman*, S. R., Dijkhuis, M., van ’t Hoff, V., McQueen, J. M., & Meyer, A. S. (2020). Shared lexical access processes in speaking and listening? An individual differences study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(6), 1048–1063. *Joint first authorship

Vromans, R. D., & Jongman, S. R. (2018). The interplay between selective and nonselective inhibition during single word production. PloS one13(5), e0197313.

Jongman, S. R., & Meyer, A. S. (2017). To plan or not to plan: Does planning for production remove facilitation from associative priming?. Acta psychologica181, 40-50.

Kunert*, R., & Jongman*, S. R. (2017). Entrainment to an auditory signal: Is attention involved?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General146(1), 77. doi:10.1037/xge0000246 *Joint first authorship

Jongman, S. R. (2017). Sustained Attention Ability Affects Simple Picture Naming. Collabra: Psychology3(1).

Jongman, S. R., Roelofs, A., Scheper, A. R., & Meyer, A. S. (2017). Picture naming in typically developing and language‐impaired children: the role of sustained attention. International journal of language & communication disorders52(3), 323-333.

Jongman, S. R., Meyer, A. S., & Roelofs, A. (2015). The role of sustained attention in the production of conjoined noun phrases: An individual differences study. PloS one10(9), e0137557.

Jongman, S. R., Roelofs, A., & Meyer, A. S. (2015). Sustained attention in language production: An individual differences investigation. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology68(4), 710-730.

Bosker, H. R., Briaire, J. J., Heeren, W. F. L., van Heuven, V. J., & Jongman, S. (2010). Whispered speech as input for cochlear implants. Linguistics in the Netherlands27, 1-15.

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About me

I was born in vibrant and multicultural Rotterdam (The Netherlands) where I lived for 21 years before moving to the small city Nijmegen close to the German border for what was supposed to be a short time. Instead I stayed for nearly ten years, falling in love with this loving hippie city. Now I live in Urbana in Illinois, trying to fully experience and enjoy American life whilst not gaining too many extra kilos.

I’m an avid sports fan and music lover. My own talents are limited but I like to play tennis and I used to be alright at playing guitar. I like to watch tennis, football (the European kind but I am giving the American version a try), and speed skating. Arctic Monkeys are the best band in the world.


Psychology Building, room 430
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
603 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA

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