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As an incentive to finish dissertations on time, OIKOS presents PhD candidates who graduate in time with a PhD Award of €500,-.


  • The candidate has finished his/her dissertation within the initially agreed research time
  • All tutors (in Dutch: promotores) have approved the dissertation within this initially agreed research time
  • The exam board (in Dutch: manuscriptcommissie) has approved this version of the dissertation too (i.e.: the manuscript that was submitted to the promotores is the same as the manuscript that was submitted to the exam board, and the exam board confirms the judgement of the promotores).
  • The candidate has followed OIKOS courses of at least 10 EC worth (or an equivalent of that).

If a PhD candidate qualifies for the OIKOS PhD Award, then his/her supervisor must send an email to the OIKOS office, in which he/she states the date that he/she approved the manuscript, the begin- and end-date of the candidate's contract and the confirmation of the exam board.

NB. the 3-month extension for the OIKOS PhD award due to the covid-situation, which was allowed for the academic year 2021/2022, is extended for the entire calendar year 2022.


  • Irene Jacobs, Radboud University (2024)
    Moving Monks: Discourses on (Im)mobility in Middle-Byzantine Saints’ Lives
  • Ludovica Cecilia, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2024)
    The Ilia A archive. The Babylonian socio-economic landscape as mirrored in the archive of a priestly family in the first millennium BCE
  • Nicolò Bettegazzi, University of Groningen (2023)
    Ideologies of Latin in Fascist Italy (1922-1943). The Language of Rome between Fascism and Catholicism
  • Dennis Jussen, Radboud University (2022)
    Facing the Roman Emperor in Late Antiquity: Contemporary Expectations of Political Leadership in Imperial Panegyric, 284-395
  • Sven Betjes, Radboud University (2022)
    The Mind of the Mint: Continuity and Change in Roman Imperial Coin Design from Augustus to Zeno (31 BCE - 491 CE)
  • Sam Heijnen, Radboud University (2021)
    Portraying Change: The Representation of Roman Emperors in Freestanding Sculpture (ca. 50 BC – ca. 400 AD)
  • Eelco Glas, University of Groningen (2020)
    Flavius Josephus’ Self-Characterization in First-Century Rome: A Literary Analysis of the Autobiographical Passages in the Bellum Judaicum
  • Robert Vinkesteijn, Utrecht University (2020)
    Philosophical Perspectives on Galen of Pergamum
  • Aurora Raimondi-Cominesi, Radboud University (2019)
    The Past on the Wall. Anchoring Political Innovation in the Decoration and Architecture of the Imperial Residences on the Palatine (44 BCE - 235 CE)
  • Raf Praet, University of Groningen/Gent University (2018)
    From Rome to Constantinople. Antiquarian echoes of cultural trauma in the sixth century
  • Janric van Rookhuijzen, Radboud University (2018)
    Where Xerxes' throne once stood. Gazing with Herodotus at the Persian invasion in the landscape of Greece and Anatolia.
  • Coen van Galen, Radboud University (2016)
    Women and citizenship in the late Roman Republic and the Early Roman Empire
  • Suzanne van de Liefvoort, Radboud University (2016)
    Appearance matters. Natural luxury in Roman domestic decoration
  • Roald Dijkstra, Radboud University (2014)
    Portraying Witnesses. The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry
  • Ylva Klaassen, Radboud University (2014)
    Contested Successions. The Transmission of Imperial Power in Tacitus' Histories and Annals
  • Liesbeth Claes, Radboud University (2013)
    Kinship and Coins: Ancestors and Family on Roman Imperial Coinage under the Principate
  • Paul van Uum, University of Amsterdam (2013)
    Tragic Troy and Athens. Heroic Space in Attic Drama
  • Jo Heirman, University of Amsterdam (2012)
    Space in Archaic Greek Lyric: City, Countryside and Sea
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