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Call for nominations: Heineken Prizes

The international Heineken Prizes, worth $ 200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the fields of:

  • Biochemistry and Biophysics 
  • Cognitive Science 
  • Environmental Sciences 
  • History 
  • Medicine 

They are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. International juries will select the winners.

These prizes are offered by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

The Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics supports research excellence in biochemistry and biophysics.

The Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation awards the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics every two years. In doing so, the Foundation draws attention to the importance of these two disciplines, including the biochemical and biophysical aspects of microbiology and the physiology of seed germination. The prize does not cover technical aspects of the physiology of seed germination. The Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics consists of a crystal trophy and USD 200,000. The trophy, a replica in miniature of the microscope invented by the Dutch scholar Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), symbolises the progress of biochemistry and biophysics since the prize was established in 1963. The trophy was designed by W. Heesen and is produced by Koninklijke Nederlandsche Glasfabriek Leerdam.

Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences

The C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science is awarded to a distinguished researcher in cognitive science. The prize highlights the importance of investigating the cognitive functions of humans and animals.

The C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science is awarded to a distinguished researcher in this relatively new field. The biennial prize highlights the importance of investigating the cognitive functions of humans and animals. The Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science was awarded for the first time in 2006. The prize consists of a sculpture designed by artist Don Staakman and USD 200,000. The prize is funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences supports research excellence in the environmental sciences.

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences was established in 1990 and supports research excellence in the environmental sciences. The prize is awarded every two years. The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences consists of a sculpture of an oak tree (designed by Simons Juweliers of The Hague) and USD 200,000. The prize is funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

Heineken Prize for History

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History supports research excellence in the field of history.

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History was established in 1990 and supports research excellence in the field of history. The prize is awarded every two years. The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History consists of a trophy featuring the Greek muse of history, Clio (designed by Simons Juweliers of The Hague), and USD 200,000. The prize is funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

Heineken Prize for Medicine

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine recognises pioneering work in medicine and is awarded to a researcher whose achievements have led or are expected to lead to an important application in medical practice.

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine was established in 1989 and recognises pioneering medical research. The prize is awarded every two years. The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine consists of a sculpture of the Greek god of medicine, Asclepius (designed by Simons Juweliers of The Hague), and USD 200,000. The prize is funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

Nomination and awards ceremony

Researchers can be nominated for the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prizes by:

  • Academy members
  • Governing boards and deans of Dutch universities
  • Directors of Dutch research institutes
  • Individual professors at universities in the Netherlands and abroad
  • Academies and other scientific and scholarly institutions in the Netherlands and abroad
  • The board of the Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren)

Please submit your nomination (and requested appendices) using the official nomination form. The deadline for submitting the form is 15 October 2019

The awards ceremony will take place on 1 October 2020.

Application date
Country
Europe : Netherlands
Discipline
Humanities : History
Social sciences : Environmental Sciences, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
Other : Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics
Required post-doc experience
Between 10 and 99 years
Grants available
5
Award granted
US$ 200.000
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