Organize a workshop

Any researcher or group of researchers can apply for organizing a workshop at the Lorentz Center.

Upcoming evaluation 30 May: 'intelligent lockdown'
We are currently rescheduling a large number of workshops that have been canceled in 2020 due to Corona related measures. The expectation is that there will be several more rounds of cancellations and rescheduling.


As a consequence of this, we foresee that we will have few time slots available for new workshops, in at least the first half of 2021. The chances of getting a submitted proposal approved will therefore be significantly smaller than usual.

As always, we recommend that you contact us at the address if you have an idea.


How to organize a workshop
The organization of a workshop starts by contacting the Lorentz Center. If you have an idea for a workshop, or already have a draft proposal, please contact us by or submit your (draft) proposal through our workshop application form.

You are also welcome to contact us per telephone or come by to discuss your idea.

Application procedure

  1. Send us your idea or draft proposal at the earliest possible stage.
  2. We will contact you with feedback and suggestions on how to develop your idea and support you in finalizing your proposal.
  3. Submit your final proposal before the deadline.
  4. Our scientific advisory boards will evaluate your submitted proposal on scientific content, novelty, relevance and program format.
  5. Most often, you will receive feedback, suggestions and/or requests from the board(s) which you should respond to
  6. When your proposal is approved and your dates are confirmed, a workshop coordinator, who takes care of the practical organization, is assigned to your workshop
  7. Your workshop takes place within fifteen months of application
  8. Nine to six months before the workshop the practical organization is kick-started in an intake meeting


Ideas are always welcome. Workshop proposals can be submitted three times per year, before: 
30 January, 30 May and 30 September

How to write a proposal

See our application instructions

How to apply
Please complete our workshop application form




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