Beijerinck Prizes for Virology

The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize is awarded every two years. The Beijerinck Premium is awarded annually.

The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize for an internationally recognised researcher was established in 1965 and consists of a medal engraved with the image of M.W. Beijerinck and a monetary award of 35.000 euros, to be spent at the winner’s discretion.

The Beijerinck Premium for a young researcher was established in 2002. This Premium consists of a monetary award of 25.000 euros, to be spent for virus-related research as well as for working visits and conferences abroad.  

The Beijerinck Prizes are made available by the M.W. Beijerinck-Virology Fund of the KNAW. The Fund was founded by Mr and Mrs L.E. den Dooren de Jong in memory of virologist Martinus Willem Beijerinck. The Fund also supports the Dutch Annual Virology Symposium.

M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) awards the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize every two years to an internationally recognised researcher in the field of virology.

Beijerinck Premium

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) annually awards the Beijerinck Premium to a talented early career researcher who does excellent virus-related research and in doing so is an example for other young virologists.