Since 1988, the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation awards annual Research Prizes in the field of the humanities and the social sciences. A maximum of five prizes of € 3,000 each are awarded to young academic researchers who have written a PhD dissertation of outstanding quality. The relevant faculties of the Dutch universities are asked to nominate candidates. The call for nominations for the Research Prizes 2020 will be sent in September 2019. The festive ceremony in which the prizes are awarded, is due to take place in May 2020.