The mission of WIAS is improving our understanding of animals and their various roles for mankind through fundamental and strategic research and training of early stage researchers (PhD and post-doc).

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Best wishes for 2021

We wish you a good and healthy new year! We look forward to establish nice (scientific) results in 2021.

Call for WIAS publication prize 2020

Every year, WIAS confers a publication prize to a PhD candidate for the most innovative and high-quality publication. Due to the extraordinary situation of 2020 WIAS decided to award two prizes. The winner receives a prize of € 500 and the second place receives a prize of € 300. The publication prizes will be conferred during the next WIAS annual conference.

The evaluation of the nominated publications is based on the originality of the research, the quality of the scientific analysis, the quality of the written presentation and the impact of the publication. More information about the nomination procedure can be found on the WIAS website.

Call for WIAS fellowship 2021

WIAS invites PhD candidates who wish to travel abroad, postdocs who want to write a grant proposal and staff members who wish to invite guest researchers to submit a proposal for a WIAS fellowship. More information and application information can be found on the WIAS website.

New WIAS Board member

From 1 January 2021 Prof. Annemarie Rebel succeeds Prof. Imke de Boer as WIAS board member representing the FFS cluster. We thank Imke for her commitment and efforts as chair of the WIAS board for the past years. Prof. Mart de Jong will temporarily take over as chair of the WIAS Board.

Changes in first TSP

To facilitate and balance the selection of courses and activities, from 1 January 2020 newly enrolled PhD candidate will be asked to formulate not only personal but also professional and disciplinary learning goals. The TSP learning goals must be approved by the graduate school within the first 6 months after start of the PhD project. More information and templates can be found on the WIAS website.

Resource best thesis cover competition

Three of ABG PhD thesis were selected among the top 10 for the design of the front cover; out of all WUR PhD thesis in 2020. Pascal Duenk, Harmen Doekes and Esther van der Heide well done!

Information for PhD’s about COVID-19 measures

The COVID-19 measures announced by the government of the Netherlands are affecting not only social life but also education and research at Wageningen University & Research. On this page you can find the latest information for PhD candidates. 

WIAS Lunch Lectures

Do join us for the WIAS lunch lectures which take place every first Tuesday of the month. WIAS is looking for post-docs, staff or guest researchers who would like to present their work in 2021. Interested? Please send an email to wias@wur.nl