Call for Proposals: Marina Van Damme Grant 2017

ITC alumna Dang Anh Nguyet (Vietnam), Winner of the award in 2015

Dear Alumna,

On 24 May the Board of the Twente University Fund will award the Marina van Damme grant for the 15th time to a talented, ambitious UT alumna (=female), with a master’s degree and/or a doctorate. Are you that alumna who could use a helping hand in taking the next step or turn on her career path. If so, let us know your intention before 20 February 2017 to join this call for proposals. Your final proposal must be submitted no later than 27 March 2017.

Marina van Damme Grant

The grant consist of a cash prize of € 9,000 and a certificate. This prize is intended to expand knowledge or an international orientation in the form of a study, internship or project. The grant is not intended to finance (or co-finance) a doctoral degree project. Furthermore, applications focused on pursuing a follow-up programme at the University of Twente will not be considered. The winner of the grant has four years to implement her proposal.

This grant has been made possible thanks to a donation of Dr ir. M.A. van Damme. In 1965 she became the first female doctoral graduate from the former Technical College Twente (THT).

Advance notification and nominations

If you are interested to join we would like to receive your advance notification before 20 February 2017. After you have received a confirmation by email  you can submit your final proposal no later than 27 March 2017.Your proposal must indicate which developments you have achieved since your graduation (including a curriculum vitae), what your dreams and motivation are, what steps you plan to take to achieve this and how you are going to use the grant to accomplish this.

Criteria and checklist

Your proposal must follow the checklist and assessment criteria described here.


The proposals will be assessed by a jury consisting of a previous grant winner, a professor from the University of Twente, a board member of the Twente University Fund  and an UT entrepreneur.


Proposals can be submitted no later than 27 March 2017 by e-mail (

The grant will be awarded on 24 May 2017 during a ceremony at the campus of the University of Twente. The winner is expected to attend.

You can find out more information about the grant at
We look forward to receiving your advance notification and proposals!

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