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Tom Voûte young investigator awards

The Tom Voûte young investigator award competition is organized yearly by KiKa, in honour of the late Dr. Tom Voûte.

In this competition, PhD students in pediatric oncology compete for the Tom Voûte young investigator awards.
To apply for the award, PhD students can sent in their research results (according to a specific format) and selected candidates will be asked to present their research for fellow researchers and an expert jury.

Winners will receive €2.500,- to spent on research or personal development

Tom Voûte award competition 2021

In 2020, the Tom Voûte award competition was not organized because the corona restrictions did not permit organization of a live event. 

In 2021 the Tom Voûte award competition will be organized in any case. Selected candidates will be invited to present their work on Tuesday November 16 . Whether this event will be in a live, online, or hybrid form will be decided closer to the actual date.  To give everyone a fair chance to compete, this year also PhD students who have defended their thesis in 2020 will be eligible to compete.

Apply for the 2021 Tom Voûte young investigator awards

Are you a  PhD student in pediatric oncology with nice research results? Sent in your research and compete for this year’s Tom Voûte awards!

An expert jury will select approximately 10 candidates  to present their research to fellow researchers. On this day, the jury will select the two winners of this year’s Tom Voûte Young investigator Awards, who will receive €2500 to spent on research or personal development. Furthermore, all selected candidates will receive a masterclass presenting as preparation for the competition from professional speech  coaches. A great opportunity to optimize you presentation skills with the help of professional coaches!
Applications for the Tom Voûte Award can be sent until September 6 via email to Martine van Keimpema (, subject:Tom Voûte Award).

click here for the guidelines
These contain all details regarding the contents and requirements of the application .

Register to attend the Tom Voûte Young investigator event

This year’s Tom Voûte young investigator awards event will be held at de zalen van zeven /Boothstraat in Utrecht on November 16. The presentations by selected candidates will be given in the afternoon (approximately 13:00-17:00) and followed by drinks and snacks (final program will depend on the  corona regulations) . For this afternoon, we specifically invite all PhD students in pediatric oncology, their supervisors and labmembers to attend.  

Click here to register for this free event  

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