The NIAS-Lorentz Program

The NIAS-Lorentz Program is a collaboration between NIAS and the Lorentz Center set up in 2006. The program promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that brings together perspectives from the humanities and/or social sciences with the natural and/or technological sciences. We hold that important and exciting advances are to be expected in research at the interface of different disciplines. Topics of societal importance, that require extensive collaboration across traditional scientific boundaries in order to progress, are encouraged.

Pivotal to the NIAS-Lorentz Program is the understanding that scientific progress requires an open atmosphere that stimulates constructive interactions between researchers. The NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Board oversees all activities of the NIAS-Lorentz Program. The program is supported by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW), the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and Leiden University.

The program contains the following activities:


Call for Nominations for DNLF 2023/24 is now open

Nominations for this leading researcher working on cutting-edge research at the interface between disciplines can be submitted until 1 November 2022.

New Chair of the NIAS-Lorentz Advisory board

1 March 2022 Carel Stolker has succeeded Louise Gunning-Schepers as chair of the advisory board for the NIAS-Lorentz collaboration.

NIAS and Lorentz Center thank Louise Gunning-Schepers for her dedicated service to the research community and the inspiring and pleasant collaboration. We are very pleased that Carel Stolker has accepted our invitation to succeed her and look much forward to this collaboration.

Winner NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) 2022/23
Davide Grossi (University of Groningen) and his team members have been selected for the NIAS Lorentz Theme Group 2022/23.

Iris Sommer selected as Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellow (DNLF) 2022/23
Psychiatrist Iris Sommer of the University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen has been awarded the Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship 2022/23 for her research on computational linguistics in psychiatry. During her fellowship, she will try to unravel how automatic language analysis can help recognize and monitor psychotic disorders.

Call for applications for workshops at the Lorentz Center: call is open
Proposals for NIAS-Lorentz Workshops or SSH Workshops are invited. The next submission deadline is 30 September 2022. More information  here.