Heineken Young Scientists Awards

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

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards consist of a work of art designed by Jeroen Henneman and a cash prize of EUR 10,000. The Awards are funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

Scientific Domains

Four Awards are conferred, one in each of the following domains:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Medical/Biomedical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Who is it for?

Young researchers whose outstanding achievements in science and scholarship set an example for other young researchers. Candidates must be employed at a Dutch research institute. Candidates must have obtained their PhD three to eight years prior to the Awards being made.

Nomination and awards ceremony

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards are among the ten prizes making up the biennial Heineken Prizes for Science and the Arts.

No more nominations can be submitted for the 2022 selection round.

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards 2022 will be awarded on 29 September 2022 during the festive ceremony of the Heineken Prizes 2022 and Heineken Young Scientists Awards 2022.