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

Shirakawa-go, Japan
15 April 2019
The paper ‘Bright spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene’ has received the 2019 ESA Innovations in Sustainability Science Award.
Dr. Robert de Vries, Universiteit Utrecht
24 January 2019
De Vries receives the premium for his important research on the receptor-specificity of viruses, including the influenza virus.
Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Giuseppe Baretti, 1773, Private collection
10 January 2019
Gandolfo Cascio has received a grant of 45.000 euros from the MiBAC (Italian Ministry for Culture and Heritage).
Matthias Kramm
14 December 2018
Matthias Kramm has won the Denis Goulet Memorial Prize 2018 for his paper 'Capability and Habit'.
8 November 2018
She got the prize for her thesis on “Human Rights and Climate Change.

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