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

11 October 2019
The Italian president presented the award yesterday to the young chemistry researcher.
Andries Meijerink
10 October 2019
"His research is crucial for the transition to a sustainable society", says KNAW.
Uitreiking Spinozapremie 2019 © NWO, fotografie: Bram Saeys
2 October 2019
Economic historian Bas van Bavel was presented with the highest distinctions awarded in Dutch science.
2 September 2019
This year’s winner of the Westerdijk Award is Ana Ros Camacho, researcher at the Mathematics Institute.
Erik van Sebille
27 August 2019
Oceanographer Erik van Sebille receives the medal from the American Geophysical Union for his significant contributions to the geophysical sciences.

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