Heineken Young Scientists Awards, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

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

The winners of the Heineken Young Scientists Awards also help popularise the disciplines in which the Heineken Prizes are awarded, making them ideal ambassadors. They are active in the same domaine of science and scholarship as the laureates of the Heineken Prizes.

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards consist of a work of art designed by Jeroen Henneman (Amsterdam) and EUR 10,000. The prizes are funded by the same foundations as the Heineken Prizes.


Biochemistry and biophysics; cognitive science; medicine; history; environmental sciences

Who is it for?

Researchers who have received their PhD no more than five years ago or will have received it within three months of the presentation of the Heineken Young Scientists Awards.

Nomination and award

Deans of Dutch universities, the general director of NWO, and the Academy's Director of Research can nominate candidates in the various disciplines. Eligible candidates are individuals who have conducted outstand research and who have promising careers ahead of them. Nominations are not being accepted at this time.

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