In 2013, The ‘Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek’ (NWO) awarded the OOA with a grant to initiate the ‘OOA Diamond Program’. This Program is designed for outstanding Master’s students who have the ambition and talent to write and perform their own PhD research project at one of the OOA institutes.
The aim of our Diamond Program is to scout highly motivated Master’s students who have the ambition to design and undertake a PhD research project at OOA, based on their own ideas and interest. In 2015 and 2016, we have selected four OOA Diamond PhD students: Josephine Kahn, Kevin Kos, Sanne van Neerven and Inge van der Werf. Selection was based on – amongst others – grades, CV, motivation and interest in scientific research, and a PhD proposal which was written by the candidates themselves during their Master’s Program.
Currently, all four Diamonds are working towards their PhD degree. The first (very succesfull) graduation is already planned at the beginning of this year!
If you have any question about the Diamond Program, please contact us