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

18 January 2015
Media Studies scholar Teresa de la Hera examined how advertising messages can be embedded within digital games.
Caramay Schmelzer wins Eisenhower Thesis Prize 2014
5 January 2015
Caramay Schmelzer’s thesis addressed the question why the US in 2001 rejected a verification protocol for the Biological Weapons Convention.
Middeleeuws mozaiek, San Vitale, Ravenna, foto Wikimedia Commons/The Yorck Project
8 December 2014
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has award a research prize (Forschungspreis) to Prof. Mayke de Jong, Professor of Medieval History.
Foto: vestdijk.com
5 June 2014
Emanuel Overbeeke (Musicology) will receive the Ina Damman Award 2014 for his dedication to the Dutch writer Simon Vestdijk and his work.
Leo Lousberg
8 April 2014
Leo Lousberg (alumnus Musicology and Medieval Studies) is the winner of the Utrecht History Award 2014 (Utrecht Geschiedenisprijs 2014).

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