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.

Fields

Cognitive Science

Who is the prize intended for?

A top international researcher in cognitive science whose scientific work still shows significant promise.

Nomination and awards ceremony

Researchers can be nominated for the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 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 (a Word document) is 15 October 2019. You may e-mail the form to .

The awards ceremony will take place on 1 October 2020.