Heineken Prizes

Every two years, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences awards six major prizes in science and art to five leading international scientists and one talented visual artist in the Netherlands.

Heineken Prizes

The five Heineken Prizes in science recognise unique achievement in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences, history, and cognitive science. The sixth Heineken Prize, the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art, is awarded every two years to a visual artist who lives and works in the Netherlands.

The laureates receive the Heineken Prizes for their outstanding contribution to science, Dutch art and society.

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences selects the winners of the five international science prizes and the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art.
The prize amount for the science prizes is USD 200,000.

The prize amount for the art prize is EUR 50,000 and a further EUR 50,000 for a publication or exhibition. The Heineken Prizes are funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

The nominations deadline is 15 October 2019 (1 October 2019 for the Heineken Art Prize).

The awards ceremony will take place in Amsterdam on 1 October 2020.

Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

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

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.

Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences

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

Heineken Prize for History

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

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.

Heineken Prize for Art

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art encourages artistic expression in the Netherlands. Alfred Heineken established the prize to recognise and support outstanding Dutch artists.