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Donders Awards

At the Donders Institute we recognise achievements of our employees with two types of Donders Awards: the Donders Medal and the Donders Cube.

Donders Medal

The Donders Medal is awarded to acknowledge the entirety of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the DI over a longer time period and is in principle awarded when the individual leaves the institute.

The medal honours the researcher's dedication to neuroscience - in science or a supporting role - during his or her career and recognises the added value that this individual has had for the reputation of the Donders Institute.

Nominate a colleague!

Do you think someone on the Donders team should receive one of the awards? You can always nominate a colleague using the links below.

Donders Cube

The Donders Cube is awarded annually to a person or a team of persons who improve the institute in a general sense.

This does not necessarily have to be research-related. For example, the Donders Cube can be awarded in recognition of an improvement to our facilities or working environment.

Donders Cube

Previous winners of the Donders Cube

Miriam Kos
For her pro-active approach and going beyond the call of duty in her role of lab manager and data officer at DCC, where she has set an example of good support for Donders researchers and contributed to making research at Donders more sustainable for the future.


Lisa Genzel and Judith Homberg
For their coordinated effort in bringing together local and international researchers to raise awareness about the continued need for work with animal models, and the long-term ideal goal of replacing them by validated alternatives.

Diversity and Sustainable Science Committee
For their work in creating an open and inclusive environment within the Donders community by, among other things, organizing first Donders Diversity and Inclusion Survey, Donders Diversity webinars, and Donders Inclusion Seminar Series.

Femke Maij
For her work as the coordinator of the Donders Graduate School, where she introduced positive program changes and showed significant care for the welfare of PhD candidates.

FieldTrip Team
For their development of an open-source software toolbox for MEG, EEG and iEEG analysis, facilitating and supporting the efforts of researchers across the Donders Institute.

For the active engagement of their study association within the Cognitive Neurosience Master’s course, where they contributed to the integration of the course with the rest of the Donders Institute through various working groups, committees, and peer coaching.

Research Data Management Team
For their creation of the Donders Repository, an RDM tool facilitating safe storage and long-term internal accessibility of research data, thus making Donderians' research data as FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) as possible.