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Impact Award 2021: the nominees

Published: 28th June 2021 Last updated: 29th June 2021

The Tilburg University Impact Award will be presented for the second time this year. The Impact Award is an initiative of the Impact Program, which connects researchers from different fields to each other and to partners from outside the university. The Impact Program wishes to express its appreciation for research projects that have made a societal and scientific impact. From the 21 projects submitted, a jury chose three nominees. The scientists have a chance to win the title, 10,000 euros and a trophy. Scientists from Tilburg University were able to submit a proposal until May 21, 2021.

Submitted projects

A total of 21 impressive projects were submitted, from many different disciplines and on diverse themes, which showed the wide range of research at Tilburg University.

The projects were assessed on societal and scientific impact. Societal impact includes demonstrable effects in society. Scientific impact is measured by the number of publications and innovative properties of the research. A jury, consisting of Paulina Snijders (Vice-President and member of the Executive Board Tilburg University), Esmah Lahlah (alderman Gemeente Tilburg) and Chantal Vergouw (chairman of the board of Interpolis), has assessed the studies on the basis of these criteria. Three studies came out best.

The nominees

There are three nominees for the Impact Award 2021:


The winner will be announced on August 30 2021, during the Opening Academic Year.