Dr Hendrik Muller Prize

The Dr Hendrik Muller Prize is awarded every two years to a mid-career researcher working in the Netherlands, who has a sustainable link with the Netherlands and has made an outstanding contribution to the humanities or social sciences.

The new prize was established in 2019 by the Dr Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds Foundation in The Hague. From 2019, the prize will be awarded to a mid-career researcher in the humanities or social sciences. The prize consists of a sum of 25,000 euros and is intended as a contribution to a research project at the laureate’s discretion.

The foundation is named after Dr Hendrik Pieter Nicolaas Muller (1859-1941), a Dutch businessman and diplomat. After a successful business career in Rotterdam, Dr Muller served as a diplomatic representative to Romania (1919-1924) and former Czechoslovakia (1924-1932). The Dr Hendrik Muller Prize is the successor to the Dr Hendrik Muller Prize for Behavioural and Social Sciences, which was awarded from 1991 to 2017.

Disciplines

Humanities and social sciences

Who is it for?

A mid-career researcher working in the Netherlands, who has a sustainable link with the Netherlands and has made an outstanding contribution to the humanities or social sciences. In the year of nomination, the researcher must have obtained his or her PhD no more than 15 years ago and must hold a position at a Dutch university or a Dutch research institute. 

Nomination and award ceremony

Nominations are not being accepted at this time.

The Award Ceremony 2021 will take place on Tuesday 14 December 2021 in the KNAW Trippenhuis in Amsterdam.

Next round for this Award opens in Spring 2023.