Netherlands Court of Audit inaugurates Thesis Prize worth €2,000

Have you written a master's or post-master's thesis on a topic that is relevant to the work of the Netherlands Court of Audit after 30 September 2022? Submit it no later than 15 October 2023 via and you could win a prize of €2,000, €1,000 or €500. Prizes will be awarded on 29 February 2024.

The Netherlands Court of Audit recognises the importance of good research. That’s why it has inaugurated a prize for the best master’s or post-master’s thesis written at a Dutch university. The thesis must consider a topic of relevance to the Court of Audit. Suitable topics include accountability for public funds, public finance management, auditing, efficacy, evaluation, the gap between policy and implementation and the role of audit institutions in a modern democracy; the efficiency and effectiveness of government policy are also relevant.

Award ceremony on 29 February 2024

Prizes will be awarded at the Court of Audit’s office in The Hague on 29 February 2024. The winner of the first prize will receive €2,000 and a certificate and will be invited to present the winning thesis to the Court of Audit. The second and third prize winners will receive €1,000 and €500 respectively and a certificate. They will also give a presentation on the thesis.

How to take part

You can apply to take part before 15 October 2023. See for more information and the terms and conditions of entry.

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