Prijzen en onderscheidingen
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.


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.


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.


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.


Schoolkind schrijft ©
25 August 2015
The European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction awarded the prize to Monica Koster and Renske Bouwer.
v.l.n.r.: Dr. Henk Pander Maat, prof. dr. Ted Sanders en prof. dr. Leo Lentz
17 August 2015
Leo Lentz, Henk Pander Maat and Ted Sanders have been awarded the Outstanding Article Award of the renowned Technical Communications journal.
Het winnende team tijdens de Scenografie Quadriennale 2015 in Praag
17 July 2015
With their project ‘Between Realities’ the group were awarded the gold medal in the category Curatorial Concept for an Exhibition.
Literair Vertalen
10 July 2015
The grants are awarded annually to the most talented students in literary translation.
Casper Hoogenraad
6 July 2015
Prof.dr. Casper Hoogenraad (Biology) is awarded the 2016 IBRO/Kemali International Prize for Research in the Field of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience.