The Huibregtsen Prize was established in 2005 by Stichting De Avond van Wetenschap & Maatschappij (Night of Science & Society Foundation). The prize is intended for a recent research project that combines scientific quality and innovation with an exceptional added value for society.
The prize is awarded during the Night of Science & Society and comprizes of a sculpture, ‘De Denker’ (The Thinker) by Wil van der Laan, the sum of €25,000, earmarked for research activities, and a workshop, offered by the Lorentz Center in Leiden.
On 10 October, in Leiden, Iris Sommer received the 2022 Huibregtsen Prize. She received the prize for her research into the unequal medical treatment of men and women. Read more
Ammodo Science Award
The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research demonstrates appreciation for jointly conducted research that is internationally recognised, high quality and potentially groundbreaking.
Professor Jingyuan Fu - 2023
The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research 2023 has been awarded to Jingyuan Fu, professor of Systems Medicine. She can use the award consisting of €350.000 to explore new avenues of her research on the human gut microbiome. Read more...
Professor Merel Keijzer - 2023
Merel Keijzer, Professor of English Linguistics and English as a Second Language, received the €350.000 Ammodo Science Award. She can use the sum to expand her research on how learning a new language contributes to healthy ageing. Read more...
Professor Lisa Herzog - 2021
The Ammodo Science Award for fundamental research 2021 has been awarded to professor of Political Philosophy Lisa Herzog. The award consists of €300.000 to be spent on her research, which focuses on how moral and democratic values can play a larger role in our economic system. Read more...
Professor Barteld Kooi - 2015
On the recommendation of an advisory committee of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Ammodo Foundation, the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015 for Humanities (amounting to three hundred thousand euros) was awarded to Barteld Kooi, professor by special appointment of logicat the UG. Barteld Kooi’s research combines the apparent impenetrability of abstract information science with the ordinariness of card games and mind puzzles. Read more...
Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship
De Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship van de Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) wordt jaarlijks uitgereikt aan een toonaangevend onderzoeker. De fellowship is bedoeld voor vernieuwend onderzoek op het snijvlak tussen sociale en geesteswetenschappen aan de ene kant, en technologie en natuurwetenschappen aan de andere kant. Distinhuished Lorentz Fellows worden genomineerd door prominente Nederlandse Academici
Professor Iris Sommer - 2021
Iris Sommer has been appointed as Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship in 2021. This appointment allows Sommer to dedicate five months to her research on a nearly full-time basis in 2022, together with a multidisciplinary team. Her research focuses on the online monitoring of the mental health of psychiatric patients by means of automatic speech analysis. Read more...
Professor Franjo Weissing - 2016
UG Professor in Theoretical Biology Franjo Weissing was appointed the Distinguished Lorentz Fellow of the year 2017/18. As such, he was in residence at the NIAS in Amsterdam for half a year to work on a project that connects the social and natural sciences. Weissing focused on cultural evolution. Read more...
NWO Athena Award
The Athena Award rewards female researchers that stand out, and because of that are role models for others. Role models are important for female researchers who are starting their careers. These role models demonstrate that a career in science is possible.
Professor Marthe Walvoort - 2021
Prof. Marthe Walvoort received the Athena Award in 2021, one of the five science awards of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). Marthe Walvoort researches the complex structures of sugars, which play a key role in health and sickness. The jury considers Walvoort to be a natural role model: she is quite young for an academic and conducts excellent and prestigious interdisciplinary research. Read more...
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