Research Prizes 2017 announced

11 April 2017
The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation annually awards five Research Prizes of €3,000 each. The prize winners for 2017 have now been selected.


Since 1988, the Foundation annually awards Research Prizes to young academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences, who have written a PhD dissertation of outstanding quality at a university in the Netherlands.

We congratulate the prize winners of 2017:

Eric Boot
Human Duties and the Limits of Human Rights Discourse.
Radboud University, Faculty of Law

Sophie Feyder
Portraits of resilience: writing a socio-cultural history of a black South African location with the Ngilima photographic collection. Benoni, 1950s-1960s.
University of Leiden, Faculty of Humanities

Tineke Rooijakkers
Dress Norms and Markers: A Comparative Study of Coptic Identity and Dress in the Past and Present.
Vrije Universiteit, Faculty of Humanities

Lucy van de Wiel
Freezing Fertility. Oocyte Cryopreservation and the Gender Politics of Ageing.
Universiteit of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities

Els van Wijngaarden
Ready to give up on life. A study into the lived experience of older people who consider their lives to be completed and no longer worth living.
University of Humanistic Studies

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 11 May 2017, 16.00 hrs at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam). You are kindly invited to attend the award ceremony, please register here. For more information on the Research Prizes, please read here.