Call for papers

Submit a thesis for the Dutch Student Union (LSVb) Thesis Award

Have you written, or do you know of a thesis which has been written on Higher Education? If so, submit the thesis for the Landelijke Studenten Vakbond (LSVb) thesis prize. The winning thesis will be discussed in an ‘education cafe’, which takes place in the Senate of the Netherlands (eerste kamer). More information can be found on the website (in Dutch). Theses in English can also be submitted.

Call for Proposals: SDG Action Competition

UM’s Opening of the Academic Year on Monday 3 September focuses on the responsibility of universities for sustainable development. The university is organising a competition on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This means you will have the opportunity to play an active role in shaping our community and to win an award worth €3,000 for your SDG action project. Please submit your proposal to green-office@maastrichtuniversity.nl before 24 July 2018.


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Essay competition Financieel Dagblad (in Dutch): Trail through Europe

The ‘Financieel Dagblad’ organises an essay competition Trail through Europe. Students can submit an article (1200 words max.) on how you think Europe should anticipate to internal and external migration. Mathieu Segers, Dean of University College Maastricht, is a member of the jury. The best submission will win two interrail train passes for Europe.

The submission deadline is 10 July. Submissions can be made at spoordooreuropa@fd.nl.

Submit your paper for the 2018 ESST European Undergraduate Essay Prize

The ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize is an annual prize of €500 awarded to the best-submitted paper on some aspect of science, technology and society relations. The aim of the prize is to attract further aspiring young students to the interdisciplinary fields of Science and Technology Studies and Innovation Studies. Undergraduates from all fields of study attending any European university are eligible to apply. Deadline: 28 July 2018.


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Submit your paper for the 2018 ESST European Undergraduate Essay Prize

Have you written a paper that deals with the relationship between science, technology, and society? This could be something on sustainable development, nuclear or green forms of energy, the bioeconomy, or with aspects of science and technology policies. But many more topics fit this bill.

Consider submitting your paper for the ESST Undergraduate Essay Prize, and maybe you will win €500! The deadline is 28 July 2018


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Submit your paper for the Student Research Conference 2018

The Student Research Conference (SRC) is the annual scientific conference that is all about undergraduate research. Students can submit a paper about their research and after the last call of papers, all submissions are evaluated and rated by a Review Committee. They provide feedback, and select a group of approx. 60 students to come present their research at the annual Conference. Submit your paper before 29 July.

Challenge X | Student Challenge: join and win €1000

The Province of Limburg is looking for bold, innovative and creative ideas on how to improve the attractiveness of the inner cities in Limburg for young people. Share your idea and win €1000! Check out the video for the new Student Challenge X and if you have a great idea, submit it online. No idea is too bold, no solution is too crazy!


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Crowdsourcing project – Maastricht University: going the extra mile!

We invite UM students to challenge the creative half of their brain to come up with a concept to attract attention from a young public so that they are triggered to find out more information about Maastricht University.

Check the website for more information. We would like to receive your creative concept digitally at the latest on 30 November 2017 by 12.00 noon. If your proposal is selected you will be rewarded with an Apple iPad 2017 WiFi 32Gb.

Visionary Essay Competition on the Future of Data-driven Society

Maastricht University students and employees are invited to submit visionary essays concerning the future of modern data-driven society. Essays by students will be given priority. Please send your essay to info-ids@maastrichtuniversity.nl before Sunday 17 December 2017, 23.59 CEST. The winners will be announced during the pre-Dies Natalis event on 25 January 2018.


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Data Science Research Competition

Maastricht University students and employees are invited to participate in a competition for innovative research proposals that aim at designing cutting-edge research using data science to tackle key problems of societal relevance. Please submit your proposal to info-ids@maastrichtuniversity.nl before Sunday 17 December 2017, 23.59 CEST. Proposals should be interdisciplinary and involve both students and staff members.


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