Heineken Young Scientists Awards

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards are intended to give the next generation of talented researchers extra encouragement. They are presented simultaneously with the international Heineken Prizes to promising young researchers whose outstanding work sets an example for other young scientists and scholars.

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards consist of a work of art designed by Jeroen Henneman and a cash prize of EUR 10,000. The Awards are funded by the Heineken Foundations.

Scientific Domains

Four Awards are conferred, one in each of the following domains:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Medical/Biomedical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Who is it for?

Young researchers whose outstanding achievements in science and scholarship set an example for other young researchers. Candidates must have conducted their doctoral research at a Dutch research institution in one of the domains referred to above. Candidates must have obtained their PhD three to eight years prior to the Awards being made.

Nomination and awards ceremony

Nominations are not being accepted at this time. 

The awards ceremonies for the Heineken Young Scientists Awards and the international Heineken Prizes will both take place at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam on 27 September 2018.