[Herinnering] Thijssen-Schoute MA Thesis Award 2016 (Deadline: 1 December 2016)

9 november 2016

The Dr. C. Louise Thijssen-Schoute Foundation is soliciting nominations for the 2016 award for the best MA-thesis on early modern Dutch intellectual history. Established in 1961, Louise Thijssen-Schoute Foundation aims to encourage research in the history of ideas of the early modern Netherlands.

According to the testament of Dr. Thijssen-Schoute – the author of an influential work on Dutch Cartesianism –  financial support could be given to projects and publications conferences devoted to the emergence and dissemination of new philosophical ideas, as well as the intersections of literature and science in the seventeenth- and early eighteenth century. Moreover, the Foundation recently has established special chairs at VU University Amsterdam and the Radboud University Nijmegen.

The Foundation has also established a bi-annual price for the best MA-thesis within the aims of her statutes, as summarized above. This award recognizes original and distinguished research for a final thesis at a (research)master’s level, either submitted to a university in the Netherlands or abroad. The award consists of a prize of € 2000,  and a certificate of appreciation. Any final-year student who has completed her/his Master’s thesis with distinction (80% or higher, or in the Dutch rating at least an 8) can apply. The thesis must be written in Dutch, English, French or German. An independent jury will judge the applications submitted, and advise the board of the Thijssen-Schoute Foundation. The Board’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

The  Thijssen-Schoute MA-Thesis Award 2016 is open for students who have earned their master’s degree between 31 August 2014 and 31 August 2016. All nominations should be submitted electronically as a pdf-file before 1 December 2016 to the Foundation’s Secretary. These should consist of a digital copy of the thesis, a document confirming graduation (including grade) issued by the faculty, and a cv.

For more information please contact the Foundation’s Secretary, Eric Jorink: eric.jorink@huygens.knaw.nl.