Heineken Prizes for Sciences and Art

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

Heineken Prizes for Sciences and Art

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

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

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences selects the laureates.

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 for Sciences are funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation; the Heineken Prize for Art is funded by the Dr. A.H. Heineken Foundation for Art.

Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

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

Heineken Prize for History

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History rewards 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 Environmental Sciences

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

Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences

The C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences 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 Art

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