Utrecht University’s Faculty of Science aims for innovative scientific output. Gender diversity among the scientific staff plays an important role in achieving this goal. The Westerdijk Fellowship has been established to attract outstanding female talent with leadership potential, and offers a tenure-track appointment in combination with a PhD candidate position. This five-year fellowship is intended for ambitious female Assistant- or Associate Professors who aspire to a full professorship. The fellowship is named after the first Dutch female professor, Johanna Westerdijk, who held the chair of Plant Pathology at Utrecht University.
Westerdijk Fellow 2019
Marta Verweij has been appointed as Westerdijk Fellow.
Westerdijk Fellow 2017
Anna-Lena Lamprecht has been appointed as Westerdijk Fellow. Now she is a Full Professor of Software Engineering at University of Potsdam.
Westerdijk Fellows 2016
Damaris Schindler and Carolin Kreisbeck have been appointed as Westerdijk Fellows. Damaris currently is a professor in the Mathematics Department at Goettingen Universität. Carolin is a Mathematics-Analysis professor at the Katholische Universität Eichstätt.