Descartes-Huygens Prize for historian and economist
Dec 20, 2016
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) today announced the names of the two recipients of the Descartes-Huygens Prize 2016: Dutch maritime historian Louis Sicking and French behavioural economist Olivier l’Haridon.
De la Court Prize for Karin Scheper
Dec 19, 2016
Book conservator Karin Scheper will receive the Royal Academy’s De la Court Prize this year for her dissertation on the Islamic bookbinding tradition. The prize, € 7500, is awarded for unpaid, independent research.
The Young Academy announces ten new members
Dec 12, 2016
Every year The Young Academy selects ten talented new researchers to add to its ranks. In addition to their proven research excellence, Young Academy members take a broad interest in science and in science communication. Membership is for a five-year period. The latest group of new members will be inducted on 8 June 2017 in Amsterdam.
Academy encourages joint research efforts
Dec 05, 2016
In its Strategic Agenda for 2016-2020, Science and Scholarship Connect, the Academy Board has undertaken to foster closer connections between its core activities, both internally and with parties outside the Academy. One of the steps it has taken is to encourage joint research. A sum of 1.5 million euros is being made available for that purpose.