NVHG Young Investigators Awards

The "Young Investigator Award" (YIA) of the Dutch Society for Human Genetics, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Humane Genetica (NVHG), will be awarded to a young, talented researcher (PhD). With the award the NVHG wants to stimulate the young researcher by highlighting their achievements and support them to build a strong CV. The award is Euro 500,- and will be presented at the annual NVHG symposium.

YIA 2018

Nominations for the NVHG Young Investigator award must be submitted before 1 July 2018 to the secretary of the NVHG-NAV (Secretaris@NVHG-NAV.nl, download the call).

Nominations must adhere to the following requirements;

  • nominations must be made in Dutch or English
  • the nominee must have defended her/his PhD between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018
  • nominees do not need to be a NVHG member
  • self-nomination is not permitted
  • nomination material must include;
    ◦ nomination letter (max. 2 pages A4, 12pt font), preferably from the promotor or co-promotor
    ◦ an electronic copy of the PhD thesis (preferably as pdf file)

To prevent potential conflicts of interest, nominations will be evaluated by an independent committee appointed by the NVHG board. Members of this committee cannot serve as a nominator.

Overview YIA winners

NVHG Young Investigator Award 2016



At the annual symposium in Amsterdam, the NVHG presented the 2016 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Laurent Francioli.

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NVHG Young Investigator Award 2014



On Octobre 3, at the annual symposium, the NVHG presented the 2014 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Christian Gilissen.


NVHG Young Investigators Award 2011

Heleen Arts, UMC St. Radboud (Nijmegen), won the NVHG Young Investigators Award 2011, presented at the 2-day NVHG spring symposium in Veldhoven.

NVHG Young Investigators Award 2009

Lude Franke, UMC Groningen (Groning), won the NVHG Young Investigators Award 2009, presented at the 2-day NVHG spring symposium in Veldhoven.