The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest Dutch award in science. Spinoza Prize winners each receive an amount of 2.5 million euros to spend on scientific research of their choice. Spinoza Laureates are among the top in their field, they are internationally renowned and able to inspire young researchers.

Utrecht University Spinoza Laureates
2015

Prof. dr. Birgit Meyer - Professor of Religious studies

2013

Prof.dr.ir. Bert Weckhuysen (in Dutch) - Professor of Anorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

2012

Prof. dr. Ieke Moerdijk - Professor of Fundamental Mathematics

2010

Prof. dr. P. (Piet) Gros - Professor of Biomacromolecular Crystalography

2007

Prof. dr. D.M. (Deirdre) Curtin - Professor of International and European Governance

2006

Prof. dr. J.M. (Jozien) Bensing - Professor of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology and Director of NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research)

2006

Prof. dr. ir. B.J.G. (Ben) Scheres - Professor of Molecular Genetics

2005

Prof.dr. R. Bernards - Professor (part-time) of Molecular Carcinogenesis and Head of Molecular Carcinogenesis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital

2004

Prof. dr. ir. J.S. Sinninghe Damsté - Professor of Molecular Paleontology and Head of the Department of Marine Biogeochemistry and Toxicology of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)

2003

Prof.dr. J.L. van Zanden - Professor of Economic and Social History and researcher at the International Institute for Social History (IISG-KNAW)

2001

Prof.dr. Clevers - Professor of Molecular Genetics

2001

Prof.dr. Oerlemans - Professor of Meteorology

2000

Prof.dr. D. Frenkel - Professor of Computational Physical Chemistry

1999

Prof.dr. R. Plasterk  - 2007, Prof R. Plasterk was Professor of Molecular Biology at Utrecht University Minister of Education, Culture and Science between 2007 and 2010

1995

Prof.dr. G. 't Hooft - Professor of Theoretical Physics

1995

Prof.dr. F.P. van Oostrom - Middle Dutch literature, since 2001 Distinguished Professor of Utrecht University