Spinoza Prize

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2017 Prize Ceremony
Spinoza Prize winners 2006: Jan Zaanen, Ben Scheres, Jozien Bensing en Carl Figdor. To the right is NWO-director Peter Nijkamp

The Spinoza Prize (Dutch: Spinozapremie) is an annual award of 2.5 million Euro, to be spent on new research given by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.[1] The award is the highest scientific award in the Netherlands. It is named after the philosopher Baruch de Spinoza.

The prize is awarded to researchers in the Netherlands who belong to the best in their field.[2] Academics can nominate each other and an international commission evaluates the submissions. It is sometimes referred to as the Dutch Nobel Prize.[2]

List of winners

The following persons have received the Spinoza Prize:[3]


  1. ^ "Spinoza prize". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  2. ^ a b "Spinozaprijs voor statisticus en chemicus" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Spinoza Laureates". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  4. ^ "NWO awards Spinoza Prizes to Wilhelm Huck, Lodi Nauta, Mihai Netea and Bart van Wees". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 10 June 2016.

External links

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