Prizes and distinctions

Professor Bert Weckhuysen, winnaar NWO Spinozapremie 2013
Professor Bert Weckhuysen, winner NWO Spinoza Prize 2013

Many of Utrecht University's researchers rank among the best in their field internationally. They have been awarded an honorary distinction, research grant or prize for their academic achievements.

NOBEL LAUREATES

The Nobel Prize is the world's most prestigious prize in the field of science. Recipients of this prize include several scientists associated with Utrecht University.

ERC GRANTS

The European Union has set aside a substantial budget in the form of European Research Council grants to support individual outstanding researchers pursuing ground-breaking research. Many researchers at Utrecht University were awarded an ERC grant.

NWO

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is one of the main funders of Dutch science and promotes the quality of scientific research through such means as the Spinoza Prize, the Innovation Research Incentive Schemes (Veni, Vidi, Vici) and the Gravitation programme. Utrecht University has proven very successful in attracting personal research grants.

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) confers scientific and scholarly awards and administers funding schemes. One such award is the Academy Professor Prize, which was allocated to Utrecht University professor René Bernards in 2013.

News

Iris Otto wins Breaking Science 2018
24 April 2018
Six young researchers pitched their research on stage for an enthusiastic audience and jury on Monday 23 April
Aafje de Roest wint Vliegenthart Scriptieprijs
14 April 2018
Afstudeeronderzoek naar Nederlandse hiphop wint Vliegenthart Scriptieprijs 2017.
Peter Ngene receives NEF Fellowship
13 April 2018
Chemist Peter Ngene is one of the seventeen Next Einstein Forum Fellows 2017-2019, Africa’s most outstanding and promising young scientists.
3 April 2018
Team of Utrecht University wins the international moot court that is organised every year by Leiden University.
Dr. Stefan Binder
9 February 2018
The award committee selected Stefan Binder’s dissertation, titled 'Total Atheism: Making mental revolutions in South India' as the most original and innovative.

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