Prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf

Distinguished Faculty Professor
History of International Relations

Honorary Appointments and Awards (selected)

  • 2023 Brouwer Vertrouwensprijs (Project TerInfo)
  • 2022 Arenberg Prize for European History
  • 2022 Comenius Prize
  • 2020 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2020 Research fellow, Program on Extremism/ISIS Files project, George Washington University
  • 2018 Stevin Prize, highest academic distinction in the Netherlands (2,5 million euros) 
  • 2018 Taalstaatmeester (Media Prize for best use of Dutch language and retorics)
  • 2018 Honorary doctorate (Dr.) awarded by the Protestant Theological University Netherlands (Groningen, Amsterdam)
  • 2017 Member The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • 2016 NWO Vrije Competitie Grant, Blueprints of Hope. Designing Post-War Europe; Ideas, Emotions, Networks and Negotiations (1930-1963), 800k
  • 2016 UU Publiprize, Prize for best presence and public education in the media
  • 2016 Elected Visiting scholar at St. Catherine's & History Faculty at Cambridge University
  • 2014 European Research Council, Consolidator Grant (1.9 million euros), one of 312 grantees out of 3673 submissions. "SECURE. Securing Europe, Fighting its Enemies. The making of a security culture in Europe, and beyond, 1815-1918"
  • 2014 Appointed by the Dutch government as Chair of the National Research Agenda, with Alexander Rinnooy Kan, 2014-2016
  • 2014 Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
  • 2012 'Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance' (2011, monograph) named global top 150 terrorism books (Perspectives on Terrorism)
  • 2011 Elected member of The Young Academy / Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 
  • 2011 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Teaching Prize 
  • 2011 Excellent Female Researcher Prize, Dutch Network of Women Professors
  • 2009 - 2014 Innovation Impulse Grant, NWO, excellent research project, involving 2 PhDs and a substitute grant for the applicator (VIDI, 800k) 
  • 2006 Utrecht Historical Studies Association ‘young teacher of the year’ award (within the Institute for History)
  • 2005 Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award (Tilburg University), for Beatrice's PhD Thesis 
  • 1999 - 2004 NWO-scholarship award as “excellent researcher”/PhD (ca. 200k)
  • 1998 Doctoral exam German literature and Political History; degrees awarded with Highest Distinction (cum laude)