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Nominate a student for the ECHO Awards 2022

23 May 2022

The call for nominations for the ECHO Awards 2022 has opened. Nominations for the ECHO Awards 2022 can be submitted to the Diversity & Inclusion Expertise Office until Wednesday June 1, 2022, via diversiteit@leidenuniv.nl. All submissions should be collected by the Diversity & Inclusion Expertise Office, before handing them over to ECHO.*

About the ECHO Awards

The ECHO Awards are nation-wide awards for excellent talent in higher education. Students who are eligible are Dutch students with a refugee background or ‘non-Western background’ (Africa, Latin America, and Asia, including Indonesia and Japan) and international students who are part of an underrepresented group in their own contexts. Suitable candidates are innovative in thinking and doing, have great organizational skills, have contributed to societal impact and can be a critical friend when it comes to issues of exclusion and finding constructive solutions. Bachelor, master and PhD students can be nominated for the ECHO Awards.

In our experience, the trajectory for winners leading up to their nomination is a valuable experience, which positively contributes to their personal development: they reflect on themselves, who they are, and where they want to go. The winners of the ECHO Award 2022 will be rewarded with a 6-week Summer Course at UCLA in the United States in 2023.

How to nominate a student

For a nomination, we would like to receive the following information

  • Name and email address of the suitable candidate
  • Short justification for the nomination by nominator (250 words)
  • If possible, a CV and short motivation from the candidate

The D&I Expertise Office of Leiden University will provide guidance to the candidates in writing the final motivation letter and other requirements of the official nomination procedure for the ECHO awards. More information about the ECHO Awards and the award ceremony can be found on the ECHO Website. The procedure as stated on the ECHO website differs from the nomination procedure for the ECHO Awards at Leiden University.

* Submissions for candidates studying at the Faculty of Humanities should be submitted by May 30 via this email.

Please contact the D&I Expertise Office via diversiteit@leidenuniv.nl with questions.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday 1 June 2022. Submit a nomination!

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