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11 June 2018

Once a year the LUF Committee for Academic Expenditure (CWB) awards grants for scientific projects of Leiden University researchers. These grants for academic talent are often an important step towards grants by NWO and other institutions.

In March 2018 the CWB discussed 105 applications for a project grant. All applications were reviewed on the basis of a number of criteria, among them the innovative character of the project, the problem definition, the applicant's resume and the relevance for society. 31 grants were awarded (30%), while 74 applications could not be honoured. 

In the coming months, Leiden scientist will be working hard on topics such as the efficacy of the plastic bags policy, a novel genetic test for predicting the success of cancer immunotherapy and the introduction and impact of Greek statuary in Republican Rome. 

All projects can be found on this page.

25 October 2017

On Friday 10 November 2017 the annual LISF Prize and Janneke Fruin-Helb Scholarship will be awarded. The nominees have now been announced.

13 February 2017

On February 11th 2017 the annual Leiden University Thesis Awards 2017 were presented. Erik Kroon (Archeology) was awarded with the first prize, Coen Vos (Humanities) became second and Jouke Tegelaar (Law/Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law) received the third prize. 

The awards are bestowed by the Fonds Minerva Reünisten Jaar 1957/1961/1965. All faculties of Leiden University select and submit their best MA or MSc thesis. From these nominees the jury of the Leiden University Thesis Awards, consisting of LUF's Commissie Wetenschappelijke Bestedingen and representatives of the Minerva Reünisten Jaar 1965, selects three winners.




Welcome to Leiden University Fund

Leiden University Fund (LUF) is an independent organisation that was established in 1890 to further the quality of research and education at Leiden University. We award a variety of grants to Leiden University researchers and faculties, and we subsidise the appointment of LUF Professors. In addition, we enable Leiden University students to undertake activities that enhance their studies.

LUF also strives to maintain and strengthen the bond between Leiden University and its alumni. We organise various alumni events.

Read more about LUF

Prof.dr. Niels O. Schiller


On February 13 2016, many alumni went back to Leiden for the Dies Natalis for alumni, organised by the Leiden University Fund.


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