University Prizes
Annual awards for our best researchers

University Prizes and Fellowships

Annually, researchers of Erasmus University Rotterdam are eligible for one of the prizes and distinctions of the Executive Board. With these prizes and distinctions, the loyalty and talents of our students and employees are recognized and rewarded. Also, the university offers fellowships to promising young scholars.

Research Prize

The Research Prize is intended for a promising PhD researcher, who has performed an exceptional research performance and who is at the beginning of a research career (a maximum of three years after graduation).

Daphne van de Bongardt ontvangt Onderzoeksprijs

Research Prize 2018: Daphne van de Bongardt


The winner of 2018 is Dr Daphne van de Bongardt. Van de Bongardt started working as an assistant professor at EUR’s Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies in 2016. Her research focuses on understanding and promoting young people’s relational and sexual development. The jury lauds Van de Bongardt for her research’s social impact and relevance and is very enthusiastic about its creative theme and the creative ways in which Dr Van de Bongardt collects data. In addition, the jury is appreciative of the extensive international network that she has managed to build up in a short period of time and the interdisciplinary character of her research and the associated publications.

FAME Athena Award

Erasmus University Rotterdam and Female Academics Moving toward Equity (FAME) have launched the annual Athena Award. With this prize, they want to honour staff members and students who are making or have made a substantial contribution to the position of talented women within EUR, thus serving as an example for their colleagues.

In 2018, Lizzy Boonen received this prize.

EUR Fellowships

Each year, Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a fellowship to promising young EUR researchers who have obtained their doctorates to enable them to conduct their research. These fellowships continue for a period not exceeding two years. Erasmus University Rotterdam hopes this will encourage these researchers to choose a career in the world of academic research.

Erasmus MC Fellowships

Erasmus University Rotterdam annually offers a fellowships to young researchers of Erasmus MC, who have obtained their doctorates. The fellowship should enable them to conduct their resarch. These fellowships continue for a maximum period of two years. 

Erasmus MC Fellowship

EUR Fellowship