What is the Marina van Damme grant?

The Marina van Damme grant is awarded annually to talented female alumnae who have graduated and/or obtained their doctorate from the members of the 4.TU Federation: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente or Wageningen University and Research. The grant amounts to € 9,000 and is made possible financially by Dr. ir. Marina van Damme.

Marina van Damme graduated from TU Delft in 1953 as a chemical engineer and in 1965 she was the first engineer to obtain her doctorate from the University of Twente. With this grant, Marina van Damme wants to enable female engineers to develop further and thus increase their chances on the labor market. The grant is intended for broadening knowledge or an orientation in the form of a study, internship or project in the Netherlands or abroad.

More about Marina van Damme

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'Having a successful career wasn't a given for me, but I enjoyed it immensly. I wish that for other women as well.'

- Marina van Damme -

Marina van Damme network

As a winner you automatically become part of the Marina van Damme network. This network supports, among other things, the annual awards, provides opportunity for members to connect with each other, and inspires women to follow their passion. Every year, the winners of the Marina van Damme grant are invited to meet under the apple tree in Mrs Van Damme’s garden.

Winners Marina van Damme grant

Winners of 2022 & 2023

all members Group 6

Grant 2023

All universities have closed their application rounds for 2023.
We will soon announce the application deadlines for 2024.

Interested in more detailed information on the application criteria and application process?
Find out more on the websites of the universities below.

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Last update: October 2023