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Funds and Prizes

By means of funds and prizes, we support excellent and promising researchers and put them in the spotlight.

More about the Academy funds and prizes

  • Apply:Open till 1 October 2022

    J. Gonda Foundation – PhD Grants

    PhD students at a university in the Kingdom of the Netherlands can apply for a grant for a distinctive scholarly project, a working visit abroad or some other activity in the field of Indology.

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  • Apply:Open till 1 October 2022

    J. Gonda Fonds – Postdoc Fellowship

    Researchers at postdoctoral level can apply for a Gonda Fellowship at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS).

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  • Apply:Open till 1 October 2022

    J. Gonda Foundation – Funding

    Researchers or academic publishers can apply for funding of a project or publication in the field of Indology.

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  • Apply:Open till 15 October 2022

    Dobberke Grant

    Researchers studying animal behaviour may apply for a grant of up to EUR 6,000 to cover expenses associated with research, travel or the organisation of a symposium.

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  • Submit nominations:Open till 30 October 2022

    M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize

    The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize is awarded to an internationally renowned researcher who has made a ground-breaking contribution to virology research. The prizewinner receives a monetary award of EUR 35,000.

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  • Submit nominations:Open till 30 October 2022

    Beijerinck Premium

    The Beijerinck Premium is awarded to a young scientist who is conducting original and outstanding virus-related research. The laureate receives a monetary award of EUR 25,000.

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  • Apply:Is opening 14 October 2022

    Academy Ecology Fund

    Young ecologists may apply for a grant of up to EUR 7,000 to cover expenses associated with fieldwork in the Netherlands or abroad or research abroad.

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  • Submit nominations:Is opening 14 October 2022

    Faces of Science

    Faces of Sciences are PhD candidates who use blogs, vlogs, videos, articles and lectures to show the multifaceted world of science and their role as young researchers to pupils, students and the general public.

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  • Apply:Is opening 1 November 2022

    KNAW Early Career Partnerships

    Researchers at the beginning of their careers can apply for up to EUR 10,000 to organise an interdisciplinary meeting in the Academy's Trippenhuis complex or another location of their choice.

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  • Submit nominations:Is opening 1 November 2022

    Academy Medal

    The Academy Medal is awarded every other year to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the Netherlands in the broadest sense.

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  • Submit nominations:Is opening 1 December 2022

    KNAW Education Prize

    In the context of the Academy Education Prize, the twelve best school research projects (pre-university level) are selected each year and the pupils who wrote them are awarded a scholarship of 2,000, 1,500 or 1,000 euros.

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  • Apply:Is opening 12 December 2022

    Instituut Gak-KNAW Award

    Talented early-career researchers may apply for a three-year appointment as a post-doc researcher at an Academy institute to conduct research on the labour market and social security in the Netherlands.

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  • Submit nominations:Is opening 30 July 2023

    Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

    During the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, talented young researchers have the opportunity to meet peers from almost 100 countries and to talk to Nobel laureates.

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  • Submit nominations:Is opening 1 December 2025

    Lorentz Medal

    The Lorentz Medal honours scientists who have made a pioneering contribution to theoretical physics.

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