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January 24th 2017

FOM encourages PhD students to dedicate a separate chapter of their thesis to valorisation aspects of their PhD research. This chapter should address issues like:

  • how can my PhD work contribute to solving the needs of society;
  • are long term applications of my work conceivable;
  • which actions should be made to achieve this etc.

The FOM Valorisation Chapter Prize emphasises the importance FOM attaches to valorisation and aims to make  PhD students more aware that application of their research results can be of importance for society.

The prize money is € 5,000; the winner is free to choose how to spend this amount.

The prize will be awarded for the last time in 2016 and will be awarded during Physics@Veldhoven 2017. In 2017 the new NWO organisation will award the NWO Physics Valorisation Chapter Prize. Only FOM PhD students could be nominated for the FOM Valorisation Chapter Prize. For the NWO Physics Valorisation Chapter Prize, all PhD students who gain their doctorate in the Netherlands in the field of physics research and who dedicate a separate chapter in their thesis to valorisation aspects of their PhD research can be nominated.

From 2017 onwards the current FOM organisation will form a new NWO organisation together with the other NWO units. During the course of 2017 all of the information on this website will be modified in accordance with the new organisation structure of NWO. For further information we refer you to the information page about the NWO transition.

The nominations for the NWO Physics Valorisation Chapter Prize can be submitted until 1 April 2017.

For further information please contact: Jeroen van Houwelingen, telephone +31 30 600 12 17.

2016: Slava Medvedev
2015: Gabriele Bulgarini
2014: Mark Beker
2013: Adam Lassise
2012: Ernst Jan Vesseur
2011: Silke Diedenhofen
2010: Ewold Verhagen
2009: Tim Tsarfati