Michel Vols is the winner of this year’s Gratama Prize. A leading international researcher in his field, he takes an original approach to research and has a notable effect on society. His unusual premise is that law should not only settle disputes but also solve problems. The Gratama Foundation believes that Professor Vols’s work is a clear example of how young researchers can take a creative, innovative and socially relevant approach to challenging questions.
The Gratama Prize is awarded to young researchers who stand out from the crowd with innovative, socially relevant and groundbreaking research. The prize is awarded to researchers from the Universities of Groningen and Leiden and comes with prize money of EUR 25,000.