Gilles Holst Medal

Every four years, the Gilles Holst Fund awards a medal to a scientist working in the Netherlands who has made significant contributions to applied physics or chemistry, preferably at the interface between both disciplines.

The award was established in 1939 to mark the 25th anniversary at NV Philips of physicist and Academy member Professor Gilles Holst (1886-1968).

The laureate receives a medal engraved with the image of Gilles Holst. The award ceremony will take place during an Academy event in combination with the award ceremony of the Bakhuis Roozeboom Medal.

Disciplines

Applied physics and chemistry

Who is it for?

An outstanding Dutch researcher who works in applied physics or chemistry, preferably at the interface between the two sciences. One important secondary condition is that his or her research has contributed to a practical application.

Nomination and award

The following individuals and institutions may submit nominations for the Gilles Holst Medal:

  • executive boards and deans of universities in the Netherlands
  • directors of research institutes in the Netherlands
  • individual researchers at universities or scientific research institutions in the Netherlands
  • academies and scientific research institutions in the Netherlands are eligible to nominate candidates

Nominations must be submitted in Dutch or English by e-mail using the nomination form (in Dutch). Please read the regulations (in Dutch) first.

Nominations can be submitted by sending the nomination form to wetenschapsfondsen@knaw.nl. The deadline for submitting nominations is 15 June 2019.

The Gilles Holst Medal will be awarded in late 2019.