The Breakthrough Prize Foundation welcomes nominations for its 2022 Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics.
Known as "The Oscars of Science," the Breakthrough Prize program honors top scientists with a $3 million cash award and hosts a gala awards ceremony designed to celebrate the laureates’ achievements, foster broad popular support for scientific endeavors, and inspire the next generation of scientists.
To that end, the foundation awards the following:
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics — A single prize of $3 million will recognize an individual or group that has made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists, theoretical, mathematical and experimental, working on the deepest mysteries of the universe. The prize may be shared among any number of scientists. Nominations are also open for the New Horizons in Physics Prize, which will include up to three awards of $100,000 in support of early-career researchers who have produced important work in their fields.
Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences — Up to three prizes of $3 million each will be awarded to individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life. One of the prizes is designated for work contributing to the understanding of Parkinson’s disease or other neurodegenerative disorders.
Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics — A single prize of $3 million will be awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics. Nominations are also open for the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize, which will include up to three awards of $100,000 in support of early-career researchers who have already produced important work in their fields. In addition, up to three $50,000 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prizes will be awarded to early-career women mathematicians who have completed their PhDs within the previous two years (2019, 2020).
Self-nominations will not be considered.
See the Breakthrough Prize Foundation website for complete program guidelines and nomination instructions.