The NWO Domain Science (ENW) awards five special scientific prizes in the areas of societal impact, diversity & inclusion, team science and communication. The aim of the prizes is to reward scientists who make an outstanding contribution in these areas and inspire others to do the same. All disciplines within the physical and natural sciences are eligible. Nominations can be made until 16 June, 2022, 14:00:00 CEST.

The Athena Award rewards outstanding female researchers that prove to be great role models for fellow researchers.

The Communication Initiative Award rewards successful and inspiring science communication initiatives done by scientists to a wider audience.

The Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Award rewards (small) initiatives related to the enhancement of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace of (natural) scientific disciplines.

The Stairway to Impact Award rewards scientists who take successful steps to use their scientific findings to tackle a societal problem and/or to make an economic contribution.

The Team Science Award rewards the most inspiring and successful team of researchers from various disciplinary fields, who jointly take on a scientific challenge. It is key the their individual strengths and expertise demonstrably reinforce each other for this award.

Curious about why it is important to nominate candidates? Last year’s winners give you their reasons!

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