What are you looking for?


  • by nomination only
  • 5 to 10 months
  • personal study, research facilities and, if applicable, accommodation or travel expenses
  • teaching duties replacement fund
  • workshop, with full organizational support and budget of €20,000
  •  personal prize of €10,000


Dindy van Maanen, Co-sponsored fellowships officer +31 20 224 6706 cosponsors@nias.knaw.nl

Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship

The Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (DLF) is awarded annually to a leading researcher to work on cutting-edge research at the interface between the humanities and/or social sciences on the one hand and the natural and/or technological sciences on the other. Distinguished Lorentz Fellows are nominated by prominent figures from within the Dutch academic community.

The DLF award includes a personal prize of €10,000, a residential fellowship of up to ten months at NIAS and a workshop at the Lorentz Center. The fellowship is by nomination only and is awarded once per year to a leading scientist working at a Dutch university or research institute.

Practical Information

  • The Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (max. 10mths) at NIAS includes subsidised accommodation (or local travel expenses up to max. 300 euro pm), lunches, study, research facilities (computer, library services etc).
  • The DLF is eligible for teaching replacement funds equivalent to a senior stipend (max. €3800).


Scholars who are interested in the NIAS-Lorentz Program can find detailed information on the NIAS-Lorentz website.


NIAS-Lorentz Program

Pivotal to the NIAS-Lorentz program is the understanding that important and exciting advances are to be expected in research at the interface of the Humanities and/or Social Sciences on the one hand and the Natural Sciences and/or Technological Sciences on the other. Topics of societal importance that require extensive collaboration across traditional scientific boundaries in order to progress are encouraged.

Past & present Fellows