The Balzan Prize’s aim is to foster culture, the sciences and the most meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace and fraternity among peoples throughout the world. The Balzan Prizes are chosen by the General Prize Committee in two general subject areas: Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts; and the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine. The four Balzan Prizes, two per category, are awarded to scholars, artists and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level.
The General Prize Committee announced that the 2017 Balzan Prizes will be awarded in the following fields:
– Collective Memory
– Gender Studies
– Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy
– The Sun’s Planetary System and Exoplanets
The four Balzan Prizes amount to 750,000 Swiss francs each, with half of the prize money in each case being designated for research projects.
If you would like to be nominated or if there is someone that you feel should be nominated, please email [email protected] by February 8th 2017.
For more information about the Balzan Prize, visit their website