Marina van Damme Grant supports ambitious female engineers

Milou Feijt was voted the winner of the Marina van Damme grant this year, worth a sum of nine thousand euros. Feijt is a PhD student at Human-Technology Interaction at the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. The researcher, who graduated from TU/e last year, focuses on improving the skills of mental health professionals when it comes to online treatment. She also wants to develop technologies that support and improve the therapeutic relationship online.
Runner-up for the grant was Linde van den Brink; she receives a sum of 2,500 euros.

This grant supports female TU/e engineering graduates (MSc or PhD) who are ambitious and working in science, industry or government and want to start a business, do research or have other ambitious plans. 


Selection criteria have been set up which must be met by applicants for the Marina van Damme Grant. The plans are evaluated by a jury comprising Elphi Nelissen (chair), Yvonne de Kort, prof.dr. Elena Lomonova and ir. Jan Oosterveld (TU/e alumnus and board member of the University Fund).
Until 11 July 2019 it is again possible to submit an application for the Marina van Damme Grant. The criteria for this can be downloaded in the right column of this page. You can sign in via email to and you will receive a registration form. Are you the tenth winner? 

Dr.Ir. Marina van Damme

This award had been made possible by a donation from Mrs Marina van Damme (1953). She is a Delft engineering graduate and the first female to gain a PhD at the University of Twente. She has had a distinguished career in science and industry. Marina van Damme wants to enable young female engineering graduates of TU/e to develop and boost their job and career prospects. Marina van Damme has already awarded grants to female engineering graduates 36 times. Her motivation: "I have been given the opportunity to build up some wealth, which now allows me to support young ambitious women." Thanks to Marina van Damme, the grant can be made available annually through the Eindhoven University Fund (UFe).

Eindhoven University Fund

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