Hans Adriaansens Student Initiative Awards

Academic community is an essential part of a Liberal Arts and Sciences education. Making students feel at home in their study program contributes to their study-success as well as their personal and social development. This sense of community is best fostered by students themselves, through student societies, extra-curricular events, and other community-based activities.


In honour of one of the founding fathers of liberal arts education in Europe, ECOLAS is pleased to announce the creation of the Hans Adriaansens Student Initiative Awards. These grants aim to support projects undertaken by students that promote an ethos of academic community at a European Liberal Arts and Sciences program.


This year, ECOLAS will provide up to six grants of 500 euros each. We are looking for creative, innovative projects and activities that seek to bring students closer to their social communities, outside of their academic setting. These should be undertaken by a group of students within student organizations or societies. Award funds are meant to initiate new projects or expand existing ones during 2020.


Application form for the 2020 Hans Adriaansens Student Initiative Grants is available here. The application deadline is 15 February, 2020. Please, send your application to info@ecolas.eu.