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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Call for WIAS publication prize 2020

Every year, WIAS awards a publication prize for the most innovative and high-quality publication to a PhD candidate. Due to the extraordinary situation of 2020, WIAS decided to award two prizes. The winner receives a prize of €500 and the runner-up 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. Deadline 28 February 2021  

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. Deadline 14 February 2021  

WIAS Lunch Lectures

The WIAS lunch lectures take place every first Tuesday of the month from 12:15-13:00. The next lunch lecture will be on 2 March 2021 by Silvia Brugman from HMI. WIAS is looking for post-docs, staff or guest researchers who would like to present their work in 2021. Fourth-year PhD candidates are also welcome to present their work. Interested? Please send an email to wias@wur.nl  

Information for PhD 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.