Excellent accomplishments deserve extra attention and acknowledgement. Therefore, the University Fund Wageningen grants awards to those people who have achieved such excellence. Furthermore, these awards underline the good level of education and research held at Wageningen University & Research (WUR).

Thesis Award

The yearly Thesis Award is for WUR students who have written an excellent thesis or publication in the master phase of their study.

Research Award

The Research Award is granted from now on once every year to a WUR-researcher, younger than 40 years of age, who has published an outstanding and original scientific article in the calendar year preceding the ceremony.

Wageningen Entrepreneurship Grant

The Wageningen Entrepreneurship Grant supports student-entrepreneurs with impactful ideas. Three grants are awarded yearly: two Start-Up Awards for commercially promising ideas, and an audience award for a societally impactful idea.

Feike Sijbesma Sustainable Innovation Award

The Feike Sijbesma Sustainable Innovation Award is an incentive award for innovative entrepreneurs (<7 years) with a focus on scalable sustainable climate-proof food systems with a positive impact on society and the environment.