The Academy awards the Academy Professor Prize to researchers between 54 and 59 years of age for exceptional achievement throughout the course of their careers. The Prize is intended as a lifetime achievement award.
The Academy confers two separate prizes a year, each worth EUR 1 million. One prize is awarded to a researcher in the social sciences or humanities, and the other to a researcher in the natural, technical or life sciences. The money must be used to fund scientific or scholarly research.
Who is it for?
For outstanding researchers between 54 and 59 years of age whose primary appointment is with a Dutch research institution (see Regulations).
At this moment nominations are not being accepted. The Award Ceremony 2016 will take place on 23 June 2016.