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

The following individuals and institutions may submit nominations:

  • the executive boards of Dutch universities
  • faculty deans of Dutch universities
  • directors of Dutch research institutes dedicated to the humanities and social sciences
  • Academy members, members of the Council for the Humanities and members of the Social Sciences Council of the Academy.

Nominations for the Dr Hendrik Muller Prize are not being accepted at this moment.