NWO Domain Science Prizes 2021: nominate your candidates now!

ENW prijzen

The NWO Domain Science (ENW) awards five special scientific prizes in the areas of societal impact, team science, diversity and communication. The aim of the prizes is to reward scientists who make an outstanding contribution in these areas and inspire others to do the same. All disciplines within the physical and natural sciences are eligible. Nominations can be made until 15 June, 2021, 14:00:00 CEST.

The five prizes are:

Athena Award

The Athena Award rewards female researchers that stand out, and because of that are role models for others. Role models are important for female researchers who are starting their careers. These role models demonstrate that a career in science is possible. More information and nomination form.

Communication Initiative Award

The Communication Initiative Award rewards initiatives of successful and inspiring science communication by scientists. Per year at most three initiatives of individuals or team receive the award of 10k€. The prizemoney is intended for activities with relation to the initiative. More information and nomination form.

Diversity Initiative Award

The Diversity Initiative Award rewards initiatives related to the improvement of Diversity and Inclusion on the work floor in (natural) scientific disciplines. Through this award put (small) initiatives in the spotlight. The award is a sum of 50k€, to be used in keeping with the goal the prize was given for. More information and nomination form.

Stairway to Impact Award

The Stairway to Impact Award rewards scientists who take effective steps to utilise their scientific findings to tackle a societal problem and/or to make an economic contribution. The journey is more important than whether the final goal has been achieved. The award is a sum of 50k€.The money must be used to contribute to the goal for which the award has been presented. More information and nomination form.

Team Science Award

The Team Science Award rewards the most inspiring and successful team of researchers from various disciplinary fields, who jointly take on a scientific challenge in which their individual strengths and expertise demonstrably reinforce each other. Each year at most three team will receive the award of 10k€. The prizemoney is intended for activities with relation to the team. More information and nomination form.