Candidates who qualify for the Ammodo Science Award for fundamental research are internationally recognised scientists with an appointment at a Dutch university or a Dutch research institute. They were awarded their PhD between five and fifteen years ago, and they clearly have the potential to explore new avenues in fundamental scientific research.

Extension scheme


Researchers can be nominated for the Ammodo Science Award for fundamental research by:

  • executive boards of all Dutch universities
  • faculty deans of all Dutch universities
  • directors of Dutch research institutes
  • the board of the National Network of Female Professors (LNVH)
  • at least three professors affiliated with a Dutch university acting together


An advisory committee has been appointed for each scientific field. The committees will evaluate the nominations on the basis of the criteria set out in the Regulations for the Ammodo Science Award for fundamental research. Each advisory committee will put forward a maximum of two candidates for their field for consideration by the board of Ammodo. After giving its definitive approval, the board of Ammodo will grant the Award.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony for the sixth round of the Ammodo Science Award for fundamental research shall take place in 2025.

Subject Areas

  • Biomedical Sciences

    Biochemistry, Biomedical and Medical Sciences

  • Humanities

    History, Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Theology and Religion, Law

  • Natural Sciences

    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Earth Sciences and Technical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

    Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences