To promote the study of population and to encourage young researchers in the field, we give a yearly award to the best master thesis in the interdisciplinary field of population and demography. This NIDI-NVD Master Thesis Award is granted by NIDI and the Netherlands Demographic Society (NVD) and carries a certificate and a € 500 cash benefit.
To qualify for this award, the master thesis should:
- Have a link with The Netherlands, either through the nationality, place of residence, or university of the candidate, or through the choice of topic;
- Be an original master thesis which was successfully defended in the current or previous year (a thesis may only compete once);
- Be self-nominated by the student within the given deadline;
- Be written in English or in Dutch.
An expert jury of NIDI and the Netherlands Demographic Society judges all qualified submissions and selects the laureate. The identity of the award winner is made public every year at the Dutch Demography Day. The laureate may be invited by the organizers to present the thesis at this conference.