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Selection criteria for the Prince Claus Chair

The Curatorium has decided to apply the following criteria during the search for and nomination of the candidates:

• Reinforcing the objective of the Prince Claus Chair
The Curatorium must:

oKeep alive Prince Claus’s ideas on culture, development and equity by selecting issues which are relevant to research and teaching at the UU, the ISS and other institutions in the Netherlands.
 
o Select themes that are relevant to Development and Equity (e.g., international relations; sociology; economics; human rights; conflict and peace; governance; culture and religion; sustainable Development; health care).

o Ensure sufficient variation in the issues addressed over the years. 

o Nominate young candidates from different regions of Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean or the Pacific, and ensure sufficient variation over the years in the candidates’ gender and regional backgrounds. 

o Support the development of sustainable cooperation between the chair holder, his or her current institution, UU, the ISS and other institutions in the Netherlands.

• Outreach programme
The Curatorium must take into account:

o Each candidate’s ability to attract students.

o Each candidate’s ability to facilitate academic cooperation.

o Each candidate’s potential for contributing to an outreach programme within the academic community of Utrecht University, the ISS and the Netherlands.

• The candidate
Candidates for nomination must:

o Have expertise in one or more aspects of development, have affinity with the subject of development and equity, and inspire colleagues and students.

o Have a strong academic profile and an active role in civil life.

o Be younger than 45 years of age (as a general rule).

o Take a multidisciplinary approach.

o Be willing and able to contribute to an outreach programme within the Dutch academic community.

o Work in or originate from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean or the Pacific. 

o Be fluent in English.

o Be able to add new contacts to the existing networks of Utrecht University, the ISS and other institutions in the Netherlands. 

Chair holders are expected to give an inaugural lecture and to deliver a report on their activities to the Curatorium.