Call for Nominations Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2022-23

The NIAS-Lorentz Program promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that brings together perspectives from the humanities and/or social sciences with the natural and/or technological sciences. Pivotal to this program is the understanding that important and exciting advances are to be expected through research at the interface of these scientific fields.

NIAS and the Lorentz Center invite you to nominate one or more candidates for the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2022-23. Persons who may nominate include: 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.


Nominees are outstanding researchers with an excellent academic track record and the capacity to bring together researchers from necessary disciplines. The proposed fellowship proposal is firmly embedded within the Dutch scientific community and should address how an interdisciplinary approach will contribute to achieving the research goals. Relevance to current societal issues is valued.


The Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (DLF) is presented by the chair of the NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Board, Professor Louise Gunning.

The winner receives:

  • A DLF fellowship at NIAS for 5 months between September - January or February -June. It includes  a personal study, participation in the interdisciplinary community, and, if applicable, accommodation or travel expenses.
  • A subsidy to compensate part of teaching replacement costs 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.


The deadline is 1 November 2021 for submission by email to The winner is selected by the directors of NIAS and the Lorentz Center on the basis of evaluations by the NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship Board.


More information about how to nominate and what a DLF nomination should contain can be found on the NIAS-Lorentz website

Should you have any further questions, please contact Dindy van Maanen at



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