Radboud Science Awards

Each year, the Radboud Science Awards enable researchers to adapt their scientific breakthroughs into learning and teaching materials for elementary students, in collaboration with the Science Education Hub Radboud University.


  • Susanne Brouwer, Psycholinguïstics, faculty of Arts: Conscientious language
  • Harrie Oosterhuis, Data Science, faculty of Science : searching computers
  • Jasper de Groot, Behavioral science, faculty of Social sciences: there's something in the air (smell and behavior)


  • Annabelle Dufourcq, Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies: imaginative animals
  • Lisa Genzel, Neuroinformatics, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour: improving laboratory animal research
  • David Burger and Angela Colbers, clinical pharmacy, Radboudumc: HIV treatment in children


  • Johan Mentink, Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science: magnetism
  • Marit Monteiro, Maaike Derksen and Marleen Reichgelt, History, Art History and Antiquity, Faculty of Arts: saving children?
  • Paul Bovend'Eert, Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law


  • Mark Dingemanse, linguist Centre for Language Studies, and Tessa van Leeuwen, neurobiologist Donders Institute: vowels and colors
  • Maroeska Rovers, Machteld van Egmond and Niels van Heerbeek, researchers at Radboudumc: Need to straighten nasal septum
  • Niels Spierings, associate professor of Sociology: Tolerance in the Middle East


  • Marcel van Gerven, professor of Artificial Cognitive Systems: smart machines
  • Carla Rita Palmerino, professor of History of Modern Philosophy: What can thought experiments teach us?
  • Evan Spruijt, associate professor of Physical Organic Chemistry: imitating living cells


  • Hanneke den Ouden; neuroscientist Donders Centre for Cognition: Autopilot or conscious choice?
  • Jeroen van der Laak enn dr.ir. Geert Litjens, researchers at the Department of Pathology: Smart computers help doctors
  • Thijs Eijsvogels, researcher exercise physiology: Sports are healthy, right?


  • Agnes Akkerman, professor of labor relations - How contagious is protest?
  • Alexey Kimel, professor of physics - What influence does light have on magnets
  • Anneke Smelik, professor of Visual Culture - How fashion determines our identity


  • Jos Koldeweij, Professor of Art History
  • Christian Doeller, Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
  • Teun Bousema, malaria researcher Radboud Institute for Health Sciences


  • Asifa Majid, Professor of Language, Communication and Cultural Cognition
  • Karin Roelofs professor of Clinical Psychology
  • Bas van de Meerakker, associate professor of Molecular and Laser Physics


  • Dr. Anneke den Hollander and Prof. Dr. Carel Hoyng, Ophthalmology, Radboudumc
  • Dr. Lotte E. Jensen, Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Ivan Toni, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour


  • Prof. Hans van Bokhoven and Dr. Arjan de Brouwer, heredity researchers
  • Prof. Nicolo de Groot and Dr. Frank Filthaut, researchers of the Higgs particle
  • Prof. Christoph Lüthy, philosophy of science


  • Dr. Leen Spruit, Center for the History of Philosophy and Science
  • Prof. Dr. Rutger Engels, Behavioural Science Institute
  • Prof. Dr. Pieter Medendorp, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Center for Cognition


  • Prof. Han Brunner and Dr. Joris Velman, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences: Hereditary diseases
  • Prof. Mihai Netea and Prof. Dr. Jos van der Meer, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences Infectious Diseases
  • Prof. Roshan Cools, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour


  • Prof. Guillen Fernandez, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Neuroscience
  • Prof. Mikhail Katsnelson, Institute for Molecules and Materials
  • Prof. Ellen van Wolde, Research Institute for Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies