Awards and Grants

Award Procedures

DEADLINE: December 17th, 2017

Kiem Award
The KNVM/NVMM science committee makes the Kiem Awards (EUR 500) available for the best first publications written by young microbiologists, whom are society members and are at the start of their microbiology career. Submissions are evaluated based on the quality of the candidate's first publication, on condition that it has been published less than a year ago, in an internationally renowned academic journal and that the candidate is the first author. The prizes, which were first awarded in 2000, are named Kiem, which is Dutch for 'germ' (germination). Every year during the KNVM/NVMM Scientific Spring Meeting up to three prizes are awarded, one each in the categories "general microbiology", "medical microbiology", or "microbial ecology". The jury consists of members of the KNVM/NVMM science committee.

You can mail your submission to secretariaat@nvmm.nl

Westerdijk Award (proefschrift prijs)
The KNVM/NVMM science committee awards up to three prizes for the best PhD-thesis, one each in the categories "general microbiology", "medical microbiology", or "microbial ecology". Candidates, whom are society members, should submit their PhD-thesis on condition that it was defended less than a year ago. The prizes, which were first awarded in 2009, are named after Johanna Westerdijk. She was appointed professor at the University of Utrecht in 1917 and was the first female professor in the Netherlands. She was director of the phytopathology laboratory Willie Commelin Scholten and showed that the elm disease (generally known as dutch elm disease) was caused by the fungus Ceratocystis ulmi. The prizes (EUR 1000) are annualy awarded during the KNVM/NVMM Scientific Spring Meeting. The jury consists of members of the KNVM/NVMM science committee. Please send three copies of your thesis and your data to:

NVMM
P.O. Box 21020
8900 JA Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

Van Leeuwenhoek Award (postdoc prijs)
The KNVM/NVMM science committee offers the Van Leeuwenhoek Awards (EUR 500) to young Postdocs in microbiology (5 years after obtaining your PhD) for the best publication as first, last and/or corresponding author, one each in the categories "general microbiology", "medical microbiology", or "microbial ecology". The Van Leeuwenhoek Awards, which were first awarded in 2009, are in commemoration of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. Van Leeuwenhoek constructed a light microscope, which could magnify a few hundred times. This achievement made him a pioneer in the field of microbiology. The prizes are annually awarded at the KNVM/NVMM Scientific Spring Meeting. The Jury consists of members of the KNVM/NVMM science committee. 

You can mail your submission to secretariaat@nvmm.nl

PhD Thesis Fund
The KNVM/NVMM science committee provides financial support for publishing PhD-theses in the field of microbiology. Funding was initiated in 2009, and followed the "first come, first serve" principle, with every year, up to 10 awards (EUR 500) . Due to the high number of submissions is the support now available for all submitted thesis for an award of € 250. Click here for the conditions. 

​Submissions should be sent to secretariaat@nvmm.nl

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