What is a Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship?
The Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (DLF) is awarded to a leading scientist to work on cutting-edge research at the interface between the Humanities and/or Social Sciences on one hand and the Natural Sciences and/or Technological Sciences on the other. It consists of:
· A residential fellowship at NIAS of 5 to 10 months including on-campus study and accommodation,
· Replacement funds for each month spent at NIAS up to a maximum of €3,800,
· A workshop at the Lorentz Center on the fellowship topic with full organizational support (budget €20,000),
· A personal prize of €10,000.
Distinguished Lorentz Fellows are nominated by prominent figures from within the (Dutch) academic community. The Fellowship is awarded annually at the discretion of the NIAS-Lorentz Center Advisory Board, chaired by Professor Sijbolt Noorda.
Nominations will be evaluated by the NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Board. Nominees and nominators will be informed within six weeks of the deadline. All nominations will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
The DLF winner will be invited to NIAS to discuss further plans with the Rector of NIAS and the Director of the Lorentz Center. The DLF will be asked to submit a full NIAS-Lorentz workshop proposal at a later date.
Current and previous Distinguished Lorentz Fellows
The first DLF was presented to Jan van Leeuwen (2009), second to Richard Gill (2010), the third to Johan Rooryck(2011), the fourth to Henk Barendregt (2012), the fifth to Henkjan Honing (2013), the sixth to Cars Hommes (2014) and in 2015 the seventh is awarded to Patricia Osseweijer.