The Willem de Kooning Academy Research Award was established by the Willem de Kooning Foundation in 2015 to emphasize the central role of art and design research within the newly introduced curriculum. The Willem de Kooning Research Awards are not prizes for just theses or research documents but for projects merging theory and practice where art or design work is a vital part of the research. The Awards are granted to Bachelor and Master graduation projects that combine theoretical and field research with artistic research and which provide new insights to broader audiences of experts and the public at large. Valuing art and design research, the Willem de Kooning Academy grants three monetary awards for Bachelor graduates, one award for a Master graduate and two Hybrid Publishing publications, one for a Bachelor research and one for a Master.
- Nominations and winners, Bachelor Research Award 2017
- Nominations and winners, Master Research Award 2017
- Nominations and winners Bachelor & Master Research & Hybrid Publishing Awards 2018