This program was set up in 2006 to stimulate innovative research that bridges the humanities and/or social sciences with the natural, life and/or technological sciences. The program consists of NIAS-Lorentz workshops and two fellowship programs: the Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship and the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Groups. The fellowships consist of a few months in residence at NIAS in Amsterdam.
A NLTG is an international group of three researchers including the coordinator. All NLTG members hold fellowships at NIAS, providing them the opportunity to work as a team and engage in the kind of intensive interdisciplinary collaboration that is often difficult to realize in a regular academic setting. They specifically work as a group on cutting-edge research that bridges the divide between the humanities and/or social sciences and the natural, life and/or technological sciences. This can lead to concrete outcomes such as an edited volume, a scientific paper or a project proposal for external funding (e.g. ERC).
Call for nominations Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship (DNLF), opens 15 January 2024
The DNLF is awarded annually to a leading researcher to work on cutting-edge research at the interface between the humanities and social sciences on the one hand and the natural, life and technological sciences on the other. Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellows are nominated by prominent figures from within the Dutch academic community.
Application for all workshops follow the regular application for Lorentz Center workshops.