The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

26 Nov 2020 Funding

Introducing: Jaarprijs Cuijpers-Opdenakker for the best scholarly article

Starting from 2021, young scholars in ANE studies (incl. Egyptology) may enter their published article to compete for a prize awarded yearly by NINO, Ex Oriente Lux, and Mr. & Mrs. Cuijpers-Opdenakker.


The “Jaarprijs Cuijpers-Opdenakker” is a prize for the best scholarly article written by a younger author in the Netherlands on a topic concerning the Ancient Near East (incl. Egypt).

Authors may send in their published article before 15 February 2021 to compete for the first prize, which will be awarded in July 2021. Submissions can be sent in through email. Update 26 January 2021: submissions for the prize can now also be sent in through the online submission form on our website.

The jury consists of representatives for NINO, Ex Oriente Lux, and the prize’s founders.

Conditions and regulations

The main conditions for participation are:

Full regulations are available in Dutch (pdf).

Submit your article to compete for the Jaarprijs Cuijpers-Opdenakker

Send the following to

In the body text of your email, include the following information: