The Japan Prize

The Japan Prize

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The Japan Prize is awarded annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.

Each year two fields of scientific endeavor are honored. The Japan Prize laureates receive a certificate of merit and a prize medal. A cash prize of 50 million yen is also awarded for each prize field.

The Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity for all mankind.

The Prize is awarded by the Japan Prize Foundation. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has awarded 91 laureates as of April 2016 from 13 countries.

In principle, the award is intended for a single person but small groups of researchers are also eligible. The person must be alive to be named a Japan Prize Laureate. A complete listing of the Laureates honored to date along with information about their research is available here.

Each year the Foundation designates two fields for award presentation.

The committee is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Japan Prize

The closing date for the nomination is 31 January, 2019.

Every November, the Field Selection Committee of The Japan Prize Foundation designates and announces two fields in which the Japan Prize will be awarded two years hence.We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Japan Prize