Kavli Prizes Open For Nomination

The Kavli Prizes are biennial awards of $1 million to recognise seminal contributions to astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

The Kavli Prize competition is a joint venture of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and the Kavli Foundation.

The competition operates on a biennial basis and includes three international awards for outstanding scientific work in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The prizes aim to recognise outstanding scientific research, honour highly creative scientists, promote public understanding of the scientists and their work and foster international cooperation among scientists.

The Kavli Prizes include:

  • Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution and properties of the universe, including the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.
  • Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular and cellular structures, and systems that are manifest in the nanometre scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics and related topics.
  • Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system.

Eligible nominees are individuals from anywhere in the world who have made a seminal contribution to the fields of nanoscience, neuroscience or astrophysics. Winners receive a $1 million prize, a scroll and a gold medal.

Nominations can be submitted in respect of a single person or several individuals (up to five per field) for closely related fundamental contributions.

Nominations for the 2023 round of the Kavli Prize (2024 laureates) should be submitted by the deadline on 1 October 2023.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)