Klaas Breur travel grants

Every year, NVRB makes a number of travel grants available from the Klaas Breur Fund. Young investigators, PhD students and Postdocs who are employed at a Dutch College, University or Research Institute, and who are also a member of the NVRB, can apply for a travel grant of €500 for a European congress or €750 for a congress outside of Europe. Applications have to be related to scientific meetings with a clear focus on radiobiology. The applications can be submitted throughout the year. The NVRB board members will judge the applications. Important criteria are scientific originality of the research and quality of the submitted abstract. Each NVRB member is entitled  to two travel grant applications.

How to apply

  1. Send an extended one-page abstract, name of the congress you wish to attend and a short C.V. at least 3 months before the congress registration deadline to the secretariat of the NVRB. Please include your address and bank account number (IBAN).
  2. The applicants will be requested to give an oral presentation at the yearly NVRB scientific symposium. The presentation will be part of the selection procedure. In very special cases, the NVRB will request the oral presentation after the congress for which the grant is requested.

Once the grant is awarded

Acknowledgement of the NVRB contribution  (e.g. “Supported by the Dutch Society for Radiation Biology”) and/or the NVRB logo under the abstract / poster / acknowledgements in the PowerPoint presentation will be appreciated. The travel grant must be used for the congress for which it is requested.

Previous Awardees

2020 (NVRO/NVRB Joint Meeting)

  • Lorena Giuranno (MaastrO)

2019 Annual NVRB Symposium

  • Jenny Singh (LUMC)

The Klaas Breur travel award allowed me to join the virtual EMBO workshop on chromatin dynamics and nuclear organization held in December 2020. Although this meeting was held online, it nevertheless provided me the opportunity to present my work and have excellent discussions with researchers from the DNA repair and chromatin field. It also made me very happy to see old international friends whom I met at the EMBO workshop from the previous year. Thanks to the award I could listen to tremendous exciting talks from leaders in the field, present my own work and speak to old friends.

  • Danielle Voshart (UMCG)


  • Danny Feijtel (Erasmus MC)

‘Thanks to the Klaas Breur travel award I was able to attend the 2019 meeting of the European Radiation Research Society, held in Manchester. This enabled me to speak to some of our collaborators and colleagues, present my work, have fruitful discussions and also a very nice time. Because of the Klaas Breur travel award I acquired not only new ideas for my own research, but also new friends.’

  • Magda Rother (LUMC)

‘The Klaas Breur travel award granted for my talk during the annual Netherlands Society for Radiobiology symposium in 2018 allowed me to travel to Spatial Genome Organization Conference held in February 2019 in Nassau, Bahamas. My presence at this international scientific conference gave me the opportunity to meet excellent scientists from molecular biology field, learn from great talks given by the senior researchers and become familiar with progress of other people’s work. I also had the opportunity to discuss my research with the scientific community and use the given feedback to further develop my research projects. Thanks to the award I could also spend time in a beautiful landscape of the Bahamas which developed an unforgettable memory in my mind.’


  • Jakub Kochan (AMC)
  • Anne Margriet Heijink (UMCG)
  • Julie Nonnekens (ErasmusMC)
  • Xiaohong Peng (UMCG)


  • Bregje van Oorschot (AMC)
  • Arlene Oei (AMC)
  • Peter Nagle (UMCG)
  • Andries Groen (UMCG)
  • Daisy Wang (UMCG)
  • Annemarie Post (RadboudMC)
  • Nicolle Rekers (MaastrO)
  • Tom Keulers (MaastrO)
  • Julie Nonnekens (Erasmus MC) was awarded with an ERRS young investigator award.


  • Julie Nonnekens (Erasmus MC)
  • Marike van Gisbergen (MaastrO)
  • Arlene Oei (AMC)
  • Cecilia Rocchi (UMCG)
  • Ravi Narayan (VUMC) awarded with an ERRS young investigator award to travel to the 2015 ICRR congress.
  • Rob Coppes awarded with the Bacq and Alexander medal at the ERRS 2015.


  • Esther Kleibeuker (VUMC, Amsterdam)
  • Barry Jutten (MaastrO Lab, Maastricht)
  • Anika Nagelkerke (Radboud Unversity, Nijmegen)
  • Martti Maimets (UMC Groningen)


  • NVRB Young investigator award: Twan van den Beucken (Maastro Maastricht)
  • Monique Nijkamp (UMC Nijmegen)
  • Lalitha Nanduri (UMC Groningen)
  • Hanneke Stegeman (UMC Nijmegen)
  • Marloes Wennemers (UMC Nijmegen)


  • Martti Maimets (Department of Cell Biology, Section Radiation and Stress Cell Biology)
  • Ricardo Alexandre Leite (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)
  • Sonja van der Veen (University Medical Centre, Groningen)
  • Ingar Seemann (Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam)