The French and Dutch governments established the Descartes-Huygens Prize in 1995 to draw the attention of researchers as well as a broader public to Franco-Dutch relations in science and scholarship. Each year two Prize winners are selected: the Netherlands selects the French winner and France selects the Dutch winner.
The Prize, a grant of EUR 23,000, is intended to (partially) cover the costs of a French researcher’s research residence in the Netherlands or a series of working visits by a French researcher to the Netherlands, or vice versa. If so desired, other activities regarding Franco-Dutch cooperation can be performed as well.
Who is it for?
An excellent researcher working in France who has contributed to Franco-Dutch scientific and scholarly cooperation and intends to intensify and expand this cooperation.
The French candidate:
- is an excellent early to mid-career researcher
- works at a French research institute
- has contributed to Franco-Dutch scientific and scholarly cooperation and intends to intensify and expand this cooperation
- is prepared to stay a minimum of three months – either consecutively or spread out over multiple working visits – as a visiting researcher in the Netherlands and may also develop additional activities of cooperation if so desired.
- is prepared to inform both researchers and a broader public about the French-Dutch research project carried out with this Prize through lectures or media appearances.
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