Prestigious Prizes and Awards

Prestigious Prizes and Awards Nomination Calendar Listed by Due Date

Listed by Name (alphabetical)

NOTE: Information on this page may be based on historical data, and is subject to change. Consult the Sponsor’s website for up-to-date information on due dates and eligibility. If you discover errors or omissions on this page, please contact ResearchDev@mit.edu.

Title

Sponsor

Field(s)

Amount

Deadline

Nominators

Benjamin Franklin Medal

The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia

Basic Science

$10,000

Rolling, process takes ~ 2yrs

Open. Self-nominations permitted.

Kluge Prize of the Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Humanities

$1,000,000

January

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Volvo Environment Prize

Volvo Environment Prize Foundation

Environmental Science

Conservation Biology

$215,000

January 10

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

The Crafoord Prize (4)

The Crafoord Foundation

ALTERNATING YEARLY

Math & Astronomy

Geosciences

Biosciences (Ecol.)

Polyarthritis

 

SEK 6 million

~$622,000

January 13

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

A.M. Turing Award

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Information Technology

Computer Science

$1,000,000

January 15

Open

LUI Che Woo Prize (3)

LUI Che Woo Prize Limited

Sustainability

Welfare Betterment

Positive Life

HKD 20 million

~$2.36M

October 31, 2020

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

ACM Prize in Computing

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Information Technology Computer Science

$250,000

January 15

Open. Nominations confidential.

Harvey Prize

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Science and Technology

Human Health

$75,000

January 17

Open.

Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize Board

Literary Achievement

None provided

Journalism: January 24

Books: October 15

Open.

Copley

Royal Society

Science

£25,000

~$32,600

January 27

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Japan Prize

Japan Prize Foundation

Technology

$450,000

January 31

Presidents, deans or professors of universities

Nobel Prize (6)

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Physics

Chemistry

Medicine

Economic Sciences

Literature

Peace

Skr 9 million ~$1,100,000   

January 31

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry

Welch Foundation

Chemical Sciences

$500,000

January 31

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Lasker Award

The Lasker Foundation

Biology/Medicine

$250,000

February 3

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

WISE Prize for Education

Qatar Foundation

Education

$500,000

Every two years

Previous: Feb 26, 2019

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

Janssen Global Services, LLC

Health and Medicine

Biomedical Research (Multidisciplinary)

$200,000

February 29

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Princess of Austurias

Princess of Austurias Foundation

Arts

Social Sciences

Humanities

International Cooperation

EUR 50,000

~$55,500

March 5

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Keio Medical Science Prize

Keio University Medical Sciences Fund

Life Sciences, Medicine

¥10,000,000 About $90,500

March 7, 2020

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Balzan Prize

The International Balzan Prize Foundation

Humanities

Natural Sciences

Culture

Peace and Brotherhood

$1,000,000

March 15

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize

National Academy of Sciences

Astrophysics Physics Astronomy Mathematics

$50,000

March 18

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

King Faisal International Prizes (5)

King Faisal Foundation (KFF)

Service to Islam

Islamic Studies

Arabic Lang. or Lit.

Science

Medicine

$200,000

March 31

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)

Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)

Engineering

GBP 1,000,000

~$1.3 million

April every 2 years (last cycle: 2019)

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Biodiversity Conservation Awards

Fundacinn BBVA / BBVA Foundation

Conservation Biology

Environ. Education or Conservation

€80.000

~$88.725

April

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Awards for Engineering Achievement and Innovation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Science/Tech Policy Engineering

$500,000

April 1

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Breakthrough Prize Foundation

Life Sciences

$3,000,000

April 1

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

Breakthrough Prize Foundation

Mathematics

$3,000,000

April 1

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Breakthrough Prize in Physics

Breakthrough Prize Foundation

Physics

$3,000,000

April 1

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

National Medal of Technology

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Technology

None provided

April 3

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

International Cosmos Prize

Expo 90 Foundation

Natural and Social Sciences

Humanities

Arts

¥40,000,000 About $360,000

April 10, 2020

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Research Foundation Award

Wallenberg Foundations

Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Foundation

Cancer Research Treatment or Prevention

CHF 1,000,000

~$1.03 million

April 15

Open.

National Medal of Science

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Science

None provided

April 30

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

World Food Prize

World Food Prize (WFP) Foundation

Food & Ag. Science

Tech., and Security

$250,000

May 1

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Cancer Research

$150,000

May 10

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Berggruen Prize

Berggruen Institute

Humanistic Science

Philosophy

Psychology

$1,000,000

May 15

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

Franklin Institute

Varies. 2021 Award: Decision Science

$250,000

December 31 

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Alpert Foundation, Warren

Medical Treatment

Disease Prevention

$500,000

June

Physicians and scientists. Self-nominations not permitted.

Templeton

John Templeton Foundation

Humanities

£1,100,000

$1.435 million

June/July

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Architecture

None provided.

July 16

Nomination must be made by AIA member

Millennium Technology Prize

Technology Academy Finland (TAF)

Technology

€1 million

~$1.1 million

July 31

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Kyoto Prize (3)

Inamori Foundation

Basic Sciences

Advanced Technology

Arts and Philosophy

¥100 million

~$920,000

September

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

The Brain Prize

Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation, Grete

Neuroscience

€1 million

~$1.1 million

September 1

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture

University of Notre Dame

Architecture

$200,000

September 15

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Abel Prize

Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Mathematics

$1,000,000

September 15

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Wolf Prize

Wolf Foundation

Science

$100,000

September 16

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

University of Southern California (USC)

Environmental Science

$200,000

September 23

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Tang Prize

The Tang Prize Foundation

Biology/Medicine

$1,300,000

September 30

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

National Academy of Sciences Awards (18 Individual Awards Available)

National Academy of Sciences

Various, including STEM, Psychology, Humanities

$20- 100K

October 5, 2020

Self-nominations not permitted.

Dr H.P. Heineken Prize (5)

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

ALTERNATES YEARLY Biochem/Biophys

Cognitive Science

Environ. Science

History

Medicine

$200,000

October 15 every 2 years

Last Cycle: October 15, 2019

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Alan T. Waterman Prize

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Science

$1,000,000

October 21

Institutions may nominate an unlimited number of individuals.

Pritzker Prize

Pritzker family; the Hyatt Foundation

Architecture

$100,000

November 1

Any licensed architect or academics involved in cultural endeavors 

John Bates Clark Medal

American Economic Association

Economics

$50,000

November 8

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

Blavatnik Family Foundation

Life Sciences

Physical Science

Eng. Chemistry

$250,000

November 13

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Dirac Medal

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

Physics

$5,000

November 15

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Dan David Prize (3)

Tel Aviv University (TAU)

Cultural Preservation

Gender Equality

Artificial Intelligence

$1,000,000

November 30

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Shaw (3)

Shaw Prize Foundation

Astronomy

Life Science

Medicine

Mathematical Sciences

$1,200,000

November 30

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Fields Medal

International Mathematical Union

Mathematics

$15,000

December every 4 years (last cycle: 2018

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Chern Medal Award

International Mathematical Union (IMU)

Mathematics

$250,000

December, every 4 years (2022 next)

By invitation only. Contact us for more info.

Kavli Prize (3)

Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Astrophysics

Neuroscience

Nanoscience

$1,000,000

December 1

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Dreyfus Prize

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Chemistry

$250,000

December 3

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Gruber Prize

Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation

Cosmology

Genetics

Neuroscience

$500,000

December 15

Open. Self-nominations not permitted.

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Int’l Prize for Water (5/2 yrs)

HRH Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Foundation

Water Research

Water Engineering

SAR 1 million

~$266,000



SAR 500,000

~$133,000

December 31

Creativity Prize: Academic Institutions

Specialized Prize: self-nomination