The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

NINO Thesis Prizes

NINO annually awards two prizes to the best BA and (res)MA thesis on the ancient Near East in the Netherlands: one BA Thesis Prize (€ 400) and one MA Thesis Prize (€ 600). The topic should be within the scope of the NINO research areas, and graded an 8 or higher at a Dutch university in the current academic year.

A call for submissions is open from 1 June to 15 October each year. During this period students may submit their thesis through the NINO website. The competition is judged in November; the two winners are awarded the Thesis Prize at NINO’s Annual Meeting in January. The runners-up receive a certificate.

NINO Thesis Prizes 2019

Our jury will select the four best submissions in November 2019. In January 2020, two winners will be announced: one for the Bachelor Prize and one for the Master Prize.

Students in Ancient Near Eastern studies have the opportunity to submit their thesis online between 30 June and 15 October 2019. Don’t miss this chance to win the very first prize for Best Bachelor or Master thesis on the Ancient Near East!

Conditions and regulations

The main conditions for participation are:

The full regulations for the NINO Thesis Prizes 2018 are available in Dutch (pdf) and in English (pdf).