Laureates

Science prizes conferred by the KNAW or awarded by a KNAW jury.

Academy Medal

The Academy Medal is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the Netherlands to the advancement of science in the broadest sense of the word. The Medal was established in 1983.

Academy Merian Prize

The Academy Merian Prize was established in 2008 to draw attention to female researchers in the Netherlands and to encourage more women to pursue careers in science and scholarship in the Netherlands. The prize was made possible by SNS REAAL Fonds, which discontinued its contribution as of 2014 owing to the repositioning of its portfolio.

Academy Prize for Astronomy and Art

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Arts award the Academy Prize for Astronomy and Art to an artist who has created a work that is clearly inspired by astronomy.

Academy Professor Prize

The Academy awards the Academy Professor Prize to researchers between 54 and 59 years of age for exceptional achievement throughout the course of their careers. The Prize is intended as a lifetime achievement award.

Ammodo KNAW Awards

The Ammodo KNAW Award was established by the Ammodo Foundation and the Academy in 2014 to encourage unfettered fundamental scientific research. The Ammodo KNAW Award is granted once every two years and covers all scientific disciplines.

Bakhuis Roozeboom Fund

Every four years, the Academy awards a medal to a researcher who has made a significant contribution to phase theory.

Beijerink Premium

The Beijerinck Premium is intended to encourage virology research. It is awarded to a young post-doc researcher who is conducting outstanding virus-related research at a Dutch scientific organisation.

Beijerinck Virology Prize

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences awards the Beijerinck Virology Prize every two years to an internationally renowned researcher.

C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences

The C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences is awarded to an individual who has done outstanding work in cognitive science. The prize draws attention to the importance of studying the cognitive functions of human and animals, a relatively new branch of science.

Christiaan Huygens Science Award

The Christiaan Huygens Science Award encourages innovative research in the disciplines in which Christiaan Huygens excelled. The award is presented in a different discipline each year.

De la Court Prize

The Academy awards the De la Court Prize to an individual every other year for conducting research without financial reward, for example a large body of work, life achievement or outstanding accomplishment in the humanities or social sciences.

Descartes-Huygens Prize

The French and Dutch governments established the Descartes-Huygens Prize in 1995 to draw the attention of the public and researchers to Franco-Dutch relations in science and scholarship. The prize is awarded on a rotating basis to researchers in the humanities and social sciences, the natural sciences, and the life sciences. By agreement, the Netherlands selects the French candidate for the prize, and France selects the Dutch candidate.

Dow Energy Prize

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine

The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine is awarded to a scientist who has conducted pioneering medical research.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History

The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History recognises outstanding scholarly achievement in the field of history.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art

The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art is intended to support artistic talent in the Netherlands. Alfred Heineken established the prize in order to recognise and encourage outstanding Dutch artists.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences

The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences recognises outstanding achievement in the environmental sciences.

Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

The Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics is awarded by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and supports outstanding research in biochemistry and biophysics.

Dr Hendrik Muller Prize for Behavioural and Social Sciences

The Dr Hendrik Muller Prize for Behavioural and Social Sciences is awarded every other year to a researcher or group of researchers who has made a significant or valuable contribution to the behavioural and social sciences.

Eureka Prize for Science Communication

NWO and the Academy have been working together from 2012 - 2015 to promote public awareness of science and public access to scientific knowledge and understanding by awarding the Eureka Prize.

Gilles Holst Foundation

The Gilles Holst Fund medal is awarded in the field of applied chemistry and physics.

Heineken Young Scientists Awards

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.

Holleman Prize, Dutch Foundation for Chemistry

KNAW Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award

The KNAW Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award is a new biennial award for internationally acclaimed researchers in cancer care.

Leeuwenhoek Medal

The Leeuwenhoek Medal, established in 1877 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), in honour of the 17th- and 18th-century microscopist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, is granted every ten years to the scientist judged to have made the most significant contribution to microbiology during the preceding decade. From 2015 the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology (KNVM) will be awarding the Leeuwenhoek Medal.

Lorentz Medal

The Lorentz Medal draws attention to ground-breaking research in theoretical physics. The Lorentz Medal is awarded every four years to a researcher who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of theoretical physics.

Van der Gaag Fund

The Van der Gaag Fund is responsible for endowing four chairs in research on ‘prosocial behaviour’ for a period of five years.

Van Walree Prize