Partner Programs

The Lorentz Center promotes daring topics in specific fields, by annual calls. The applications are evaluated for specific requirements – apart from the usual characteristics of Lorentz Center workshops. Among others, the special workshops receive more financial support than regular Lorentz Center workshops.



DLF and NLTG fellowships are part of the NIAS-Lorentz Program that is based on an exceptional collaboration between the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the humanities and social sciences (NIAS) in Amsterdam and the Lorentz Center, set up in 2006. The NIAS-Lorentz Program stimulates innovative research by bridging the humanities and/or social sciences with the natural and/or technological sciences. The fellowships entail a stay at the NIAS campus in Amsterdam and a workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden.




The CECAM-Lorentz workshops are prestigious workshops in the computational sciences. Computational approaches are almost inherently interdisciplinary in character, thus blending naturally in the Lorentz Center’s workshop program.


The CECAM-Lorentz workshops are part of our collaboration with the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM) in Lausanne, aiming at daring initiatives in multiscale modeling and simulation. The workshops are held since 2014, alternately at Lorentz Center in Leiden and at CECAM in Lausanne.


The Lorentz-eScience workshops are part of our collaboration with the Netherlands e-Science Center in Amsterdam, set up in 2015. They focus on the application of digitally enhanced research bringing together researchers from the academic community with those from the public and/or private sectors.



Since 2019, together with the KNCV, Lorentz Center organizes an annual chemistry workshop competition. We
 invite applications by tenure track researchers who work on cutting-edge topics from any area of chemistry research. The topic can be mono- or multidisciplinary.




Tohoku Forum for Creativity
(TFC) is an international visitor research institute at Tohoku University in Japan. The center facilitates collaborative research. In 2016 the Tohoku Forum for Creativity (TFC) and the Lorentz Center signed an ‘Agreement on Academic Collaboration’. See Lorentz-TFC

For other international workshop centers, please see our list of sister institutes

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