NWO Synergy Award '22

About the Award

The Synergy award aims to give PhD candidates the possibility to explore and present the potential impact of their research on society. A committee will look at the submissions and will select four candidates. These four candidates will be invited to pitch their compelling impact ideas at Synergy 2022. During Synergy 2022 the audience and a jury will cast their votes to select the most exciting and innovative idea for societal impact. The winner will be awarded a prize of €2,500 to kick-start the development of their idea. After Synergy 2022, NWO aims to connect the winner with academic and non-academic professionals who are interested in exploring the practical dimensions of the winner’s research. Progress made by the winning idea will be presented at the Synergy Awards 2023.

Enter the Awards if you…
are a PhD candidate conducting research in the social sciences or the humanities (including those who have obtained their PhD within six months of the deadline). We warmly invite you to submit your idea for societal impact stemming from your PhD research. The submission deadline is 5 November 2021, 14:00 CET.

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