Grants and prizes
Leiden University is involved with various grants and prizes stimulating initiatives in the field of diversity and inclusion.
Expertise Centre for Diversity Policy ECHO awards an annual prize to excellent students with a non-Western background, who distinguish themselves because of their entrepreneurial attitude, organization skills, active community involvement and constructive approach of challenges related to exclusion. The awards are presented in the categories ECHO Award HBO, ECHO Award WO, Loyens & Loeff Tax and Law Award and Beta Science Award. The winners are rewarded with a 6-week Summer Course at UCLA in the United States
Van Bergen Prize
The Van Bergen Fund organises an annual competition for students and staff at Leiden University for the best plan to promote contacts between Dutch and international students. This incentive prize is intended to support initiatives promoting inclusive an learning community for Dutch and international students.