The Beijerinck Premium is intended to encourage virology research. It is awarded to a young post-doc researcher who is conducting outstanding virus-related research at a Dutch scientific organisation.
The Beijerinck Premium is awarded every two years. The prize consists of a monetary award (EUR 25,000) that may be spent on research at the recipient’s discretion. In this case, research is considered to include courses, conferences, and working visits abroad.
The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Fund has awarded the Beijerinck Premium since 2002. The Fund was established by Dr and Mrs L.E. den Dooren de Jong-Ris in memory of the virologist Martinus Willem Beijerinck.
Who is it for?
Eligible candidates for the 2017 Beijerinck Premium Award are young researchers working at a Dutch university or research institute who received their PhDs no more than six years ago.
Nomination and award
Candidates must be nominated for the Beijerinck Premium. The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017 Beijerinck Premium is 1 October 2016. The award ceremony will take place in March 2017.