Prizes awarded by other institutions

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The prizes listed here are awarded by institutions other than ETH Zurich. In some cases nominations coming from ETH Zurich must be chanelled via internal units - see the list below for details.

Some of the most prestigious research prizes such as the Nobel Prizes, Fields Medal, Pritzker Architecture Prize, Kyoto Prize, Crafoord Prize, Shaw Prize and K?rber Prize only accept nominations upon invitation.

See Honours and prizes for the most recent awards to members of ETH Zurich.

Prize Field Nomination
Japan Prize Information Technolgy, Life Science, Medicine, Materials Science, Energy and other disciplines
contact 31 January
Lasker Award Medicine open to anyone 7 February
Louis Jeantet Prize Medicine, Biomedical Science
by ETH Department Heads 22 February
Otto Bayer Award/Hansen Family Award Biomedicine and Chemistry (Otto Bayer Award), Medical Research (Hansen Family Award) contact March-May
Harvey Prize Science and Technology, Human Health, Economy and Society
contact March
Princess of Asturias Awards Art, Literature, Communication & Humanities, Social Sciences, Technical & Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports by ETH Department Heads 3 March
Balzan Prize Physical, Mathematical, Natural Sciences and Medicine - rotating subjects contact 15 March
Dreyfuss Prize Chemistry open to anyone 31 March (biennial)
Breakthrough Prizes Physics, Life Sciences, Mathematics open to anyone 30 April
Queen Elizabeth Prize Engineering open to anyone May
Marcel Benoist Prize
All disciplines - rotating
by ETH Department Heads May
Bower Award One yearly designated field contact 31 May
l'Oreal Unesco for Women in Science
Life Sciences, Physical Sciences open to anyone 12 June
BBVA Foundation Prizes Basic Siences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics); Biomedicine; Ecology and Conservation Biology; Information and Communication Technologies; Economics, Finance and Management; Contemporary Music; Climate Change; Development Cooperation by ETH Department Heads 30 June
Millennium Technology Prize Science and Innovation
contact 31 July 2019 (biennial)
Marconi Prize Communications Technology open to anyone 31 July
Heineken Prizes Biochemistry and Biophysics, History, Medicine, Environmental Science, Cognitive Sciences
open to anyone 15 September
Abel Prize Mathematics
open to anyone 15 September
Wolf Prize
Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Architecture contact 30 September
Tang Prize
Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science and other disciplines contact 30 September (biennial)
Canada Gairdner Award Medicine, Biomedical Science contact 1 October
Blue Planet Prize Solutions for Global Environmental Problems contact October
Eni Award
Energy open to anyone November
Dan David Prize Innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms contact 30 November
Kavli Prize Astrophysics, Nanoscience, Neuroscience open to anyone 1 December (biennial)
Albert Einstein World Award in Science Scientific and Technological Research and Development contact 12 December
Gruber Prize Medicine open to anyone 15 December
Turing Award Computer Science open to anyone 15 December
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