Distinguished Lorentz Fellowships of The NIAS-Lorentz Program
The NIAS-Lorentz Program is a collaboration between NIAS and the Lorentz Center set up in 2006. The program promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that brings together perspectives from the humanities and/or social sciences with the natural and/or technological sciences. NIAL-Lorentz program holds that important and exciting advances are to be expected in research at the interface of different disciplines. Topics of societal importance, that require extensive collaboration across traditional scientific boundaries in order to progress, are encouraged.
What is a Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship?
The Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (DLF) is awarded annually to a leading researcher to work on cutting-edge research at the interface between the humanities and/or social sciences on the one hand and the natural and/or technological sciences on the other. Distinguished Lorentz Fellows are nominated by prominent figures from within the Dutch academic community. NIAS and the Lorentz Center are committed to encouraging women and minority groups in academia, therefore nominations for researchers from these groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
A Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship consists of:
- A fellowship at NIAS for 5 to 10 months between September and June. It includes a personal study, research facilities and, if applicable, accommodation or travel expenses.
- A teaching duties replacement fund of up to €3,800 for each fellowship month spent at NIAS.
- A workshop at the Lorentz Center on the fellowship topic, with full organizational support and a budget of €20,000.
- A personal prize of €10,000.
How to nominate
Candidates must be nominated by a leading figure from one of the following Dutch scientific communities: rectors and deans of Dutch universities, members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and of the Young Academy (DJA), the board of the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH), directors of KNAW, NWO and TNO institutes and directors of museums or industrial organizations with a research agenda.
The nomination consists of:
- The nomination letter signed by the nominator.
- Title of the intended DLF research project.
- Brief description of the intended DLF research project (max. 1 page) that bridges the divide between the humanities and/or social sciences and the natural and/or technological sciences. The description should be explicit on how the research project will encourage research at the cutting-edge of these different scientific areas and describe the possible societal impact as well as plans for one or more publications.
- Brief outline of the NIAS-Lorentz workshop related to the fellowship topic (max. 2 pages)
- Curriculum Vitae of the nominee (max. 3 pages).
- Short list of the nominee’s most important publications (max. 10 publications).