In September 2005, John Nerbonne, former ACL President, was honored through his induction into the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science (KNAW).
The Academy has a maximum of 200 regular members under the age of 65. Beside regular members the Academy has resting members (regular members above the age of 65), foreign members and correspondents. Those eligible for membership are active scientists with an excellent scientific record. Members are appointed for life by the Divisions.