Vacatures & beurzen

Kijk hieronder voor vacatures binnen de palynologie/paleoecologie en voor de mogelijkheden voor beurzen en subsidies voor studenten.

Florschütz award

The PALYNOLOGISCHE KRING invites nominations for the Florschütz Award for best MSc thesis in Palynology and Palaeobotany!
The award is named after one of the foremost Dutch pioneers in palynology, and will be awarded annually to the most outstanding MSc thesis and consists of a prize of 500€.
Students are nominated by their supervisor, accompanied by a letter of support. The main topic of the thesis should be palynology (in any of its facets) and/or palaeobotany and should be supervised by a staff member of a Dutch University or research institute.
A supervisor can nominate maximally two theses per year. Only recent MSc theses (last 2 years) will be considered, not the published articles that are based on thesis work. An individual MSc thesis will be considered only once.
All nominations will be reviewed by a panel of experienced palynologists/palaeobotanists that together cover all aspects of our field and have extensive experience in thesis supervision:
• Em. Prof. Han van Konijnenburg-van Cittert
• Em. Prof. Henk Visscher
• Em. Prof. Corrie Bakels
• Em. Prof. Henry Hooghiemstra
The panel selects the winning thesis which will be officially awarded by the Palynologische Kring. Submitted theses are assessed for their innovative use of palynology/palaeobotany, and overall quality of writing and presentation. The Palynologische Kring reserves the right to not hand out the award in case theses of insufficient quality are nominated.
The annual deadline is October 15th. Submissions can be sent to: The award will be presented at the first meeting of the Palynologische Kring of each new calendar year.


 Dr. Mr. Frans Florschütz obtained a degree in law at Leiden University but continued studies in biology in Utrecht . His strong personal interest in (paleo) botany led to his introduction of the rapidly developing field of palynology in the Netherlands. He became professor by special appointment in Leiden and received an honorary doctorate from Utrecht University, followed in 1948 by his appointment as full Professor in palynology and paleophytology of the Cenozoic in Leiden. He both excelled in scientific studies and popularizing works, mostly through his book “Nederland in het ijstijdvak”, which was co-authored with Prof. van der Vlerk. By extension of his professorship to a national appointment, he spread palynology to many institutes in the Netherlands in Utrecht, Nijmegen and Wageningen. He received the prestigious KNGMG Van Waterschoot van der Gracht Penning in 1965, few months before he passed away. Frans Florschütz has initiated and touched many fields of palynology and continues to inspire new students with his original ideas.

C. de Graaf, ‘In memoriam Prof. Florschütz’, in Grondboor en Hamer : tijdschrift van de Nederlandse Geologische Vereniging 1965, p.182;
T. van der Hammen, ‘In memoriam Prof. Dr. F. Florschütz’, in Pollen en Spores: publication semestrielle / Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris) VII (1965), p. 405-408





Studentensubsidies en beurzen


Bachelor of Master studenten krijgen korting op de jaarlijkse contributie te betalen om lid te worden/zijn van de Palynologische Kring.

Studentleden (BsC of MsC) die lid zijn van de Palynologische Kring krijgen korting op de inschrijfkosten van de Nederlands/Belgische Palynologendagen.

Jaarlijks heeft de Palynologische Kring een bedrag van maximaal 1000 euro ter beschikking voor studentenbeurzen. MsC- en PhD-studenten kunnen zich inschrijven voor een beurs ter waarde van het inschrijfgeld van een congres of cursus binnen het vakgebied. Gemotiveerde beursaanvragen kunnen het gehele jaar ingezonden worden, waarna het bestuur de inzending zal beoordelen en de beurzen toekennen. Meer informatie vind je hier of neem contact op met het secretariaat van de Palynologische Kring.

Every year, the Dutch Palynological Society makes an amount up to 1000 euro available for students scholarships. MsC-and PhD-students who are members of the Palynological Society can register for a scholarship worth the registration fee of a conference or course within the discipline. Motivated grant applications can be during the year. The board of the Palynological Society will consider the entries and award the scholarships. More information can be found on the website of the Dutch Palynological Society or contact the Secretariat of the Dutch Palynological Society.




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