The Friends of the Scots Brigade stimulate research on the Scots Brigade and its wider significance in the early modern period. As a result, a biennial thesis awards will be rewarded to the best (research) master thesis of the two preceding years. The award is a prize of €1000,- together with the publication of your paper on our website – if you desire.


  • The Scots Brigade has a significant role in your thesis.
  • A list with potential topics can be found here
  • The thesis is submitted before 1 September 2023.
  • The thesis can be written in both Dutch or English


  • Prof. dr. Ben Schoenmaker. Professor by special appointment of Military History at the Leiden institute for History and Director of the Dutch Institute of Military History
  • dr. Roelof van Gelder. Historian.
  • dr. Erik Swart. Historian and post doctoral researcher Justus Liebig – University in Giessen (Germany)
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