Thesis prizes for History students

Fruin Prize

Fruinprijs
Annual prize for the best research master’s, master’s or Europaeum thesis, within the History degree programme at Leiden University. The prize consists of a certificate and a sum of money. Presentation of the Fruin prize takes place each year during the opening ceremony of the academic year of the History Degree Programme.

Further information on the Fruin Prize.

Volkskrant-IISG History Thesis Prize

Volkskrant-IISG Scriptieprijs voor Geschiedenis
Every year MA theses that deal with a national or international historical subject are eligible for this prize. Students from other degree programmes are also invited to compete for the prize. The student with the best thesis receives a monetary prize and a feature in the Volkskrant newspaper. During the last few years many other media have shown their interest in running a feature on the winner.

Further information on the Volkskrant-IISG History Thesis Prize.

Elsevier/Johan de Witt-Thesis Prize

Elsevier/Johan de Witt-scriptieprijs
The Elsevier/Johan de Witt-thesis prize is awarded by the History Society of Friends of De Witt in collaboration with the weekly magazine Elsevier. This prize is awarded annually to the student with the best History thesis on the Dutch Republic in the period of 1625-1688. Students of both bachelor’s and master’s theses (in Dutch or English) are eligible for this prize. The prize for the best thesis consists of a sum of money and a selection of books. Part of the successful thesis will also be published in the weekly magazine Elsevier and on the websites of Elsevier and the Society of Friends of De Witt.

Further information on the Elsevier/Johan de Witt-Thesis Prize.

Holland Historical Magazine Thesis Prize

Holland Historisch Tijdschrift Scriptieprijs
Annual prize for the best history thesis on the history of North or South Holland, open to all students who have written a History bachelor’s or master’s thesis. Two prizes are awarded: one for the best bachelor’s thesis and the other for the best master’s thesis. The winners receive a sum of money and the chance to have their work published as an article in Holland Historisch Tijdschrift.

Further information on Holland Historical Magazine Thesis Prize.

Johanna W.A. Naber Prize

Johanna W.A. Naberprijs
Annual prize for the best graduation thesis (master’s level or PhD thesis), written at a Dutch or Flemish college or university, on the subject of women's/gender history. This prize is awarded by Atria, knowledge institute of emancipation- and women's history, and by the Society of Gender History (Vereniging voor Gendergeschiedenis, VVG). The winner receives a monetary prize.

Further information on the Johanna W.A. Naber Prize.

Trade Union Thesis Prize

Scriptieprijs van de vakbeweging
This annual prize is an initiative by De Burcht, the Scientific Bureau of Trade Unions and is designated for master’s students (who have recently or almost graduated) at a Dutch college or university, who have written a thesis about a topic dealing with the territory or role of the trade union. There are two different prizes: one for a student or graduate from a college and one for a student or graduate from a university. Each winner receives a monetary prize; a publication of the thesis on the website of De Burcht; support in writing an article for the magazine Zeggenschap; and a chance to spend a day with the FNV Trade Union.

Further information on the Trade Union Thesis Prize.

The Erik Hazelhoff Young Talent Prize

De Erik Hazelhoff Jong Talentprijs
A biennial literary prize awarded to the student with the best master’s thesis written in Dutch or English at a Dutch or Flemish university. The Erik Hazelhoff Young Talent Prize aims to encourage young and talented (academic) writers to aspire to a career in writing alongside their 'normal' career. The winner of this prize receives an author's contract (which entails a publication of the thesis in revised form) with the publishers Unieboek | Het Spectrum and a monetary prize.

Further information on the Erik Hazelhoff Young Talent Prize.

ICOM thesis prize

ICOM scriptieprijs
Every three years the ICOM Thesis Prize is awarded by ICOM Nederland to a student who has carried out an innovative study on the international developments in the museum world. It concerns research carried out within the framework of a successfully completed bachelor’s or master’s degree at a Dutch college or university. The winner receives a monetary prize as well as an invitation to the ICOM General Conference, held every three years, each time at a different location somewhere around the world.

Further information on the ICOM thesis prize.

Roggeveen Thesis Prize

Roggeveenprijs
Every three years the Roggeveen Thesis Prize is awarded by the Royal Zeeland Association of Sciences for the best thesis in the field of the Humanities of Zeeland, namely in its cultural, architectural and art history and philosophy. Students who have written their thesis at a Dutch university between 1 August 2013 and 10 September 2016 and whose thesis has been approved (minimal grade 7 or equivalent) are eligible for this prize. The winner receives a sum of money and a publication of the summary of thesis in the Yearbook of the Royal Zeeland Association of Sciences.

Further information on the Roggeveen Thesis Prize.

Last Modified: 03-08-2017