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Young researchers receive Heineken Young Scientists Awards

2020-05-07T11:25:35+02:00May 23rd, 2018|

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has announced the names of the four young researchers who will receive the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Awards. Socio-legal scholar Maartje van der Woude, neuropsychologist Marie-José van Tol, biochemist Joost Snijder and earth scientist Peter Bijl will take possession of their awards on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Amsterdam.

Winners of Heineken Prizes 2018 announced

2020-05-07T11:30:01+02:00April 24th, 2018|

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Heineken Prizes this year to biomedical scientist Peter Carmeliet (University of Leuven), biologist Paul Hebert (University of Guelph), cognitive scientist Nancy Kanwisher (MIT), historian John R. McNeill (Georgetown University) and biophysicist Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University). The Heineken Prizes, each worth USD 200,000, will be presented on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Amsterdam.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2018 awarded to Erik van Lieshout

2020-05-07T11:34:27+02:00March 8th, 2018|

The international jury for the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art has unanimously selected Dutch visual artist Erik van Lieshout as this year’s laureate. Van Lieshout will receive a cash prize of EUR 100,000, half of which is meant to finance a publication and/or exhibition. The award ceremony will take place in Amsterdam on Thursday 27 September 2018. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art is Netherlands’ most prestigious prize for visual artists. It is financed from a private fund and was established thirty years ago. To mark this milestone, the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven will be hosting a major jubilee exhibition from 14 July to 30 September 2018. For more information click here.

Five scientists awarded with prestigious Heineken Prizes 2016

2020-05-07T11:58:14+02:00May 10th, 2016|

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has awarded the 2016 Heineken Prizes to biochemist Jennifer Doudna (University of California), biologist Stephen (Steve) Jackson (University of Cambridge), ecologist Georgina Mace (University College London), historian Judith Herrin (King’s College London) and psychologist Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard University). The Heineken Prizes, amounting to USD 200,000 each, will be presented on 29 September 2016 in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2016 awarded to Yvonne Dröge Wendel

2020-05-07T12:03:15+02:00March 30th, 2016|

The international jury for the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art has unanimously selected Dutch visual artist Yvonne Dröge Wendel as this year’s laureate. Dröge Wendel will receive a cash prize of EUR 100,000, half of which is meant to finance a publication and/or exhibition. The jury has praised Dröge Wendel’s work for its originality, inventiveness and vitality. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art is the Netherlands’ most prestigious prize for visual artists. It is financed from a private fund, the Dr A.H. Heineken Foundation for Art. The prize is being awarded for the fifteenth time this year. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 29 September 2016 in Amsterdam. For more information click here.

Heineken Prizes celebrate their fiftieth anniversary by increasing total prize money to one million dollars

2020-05-07T12:04:12+02:00September 17th, 2013|

In September 2014 it will be fifty years since the first Heineken Prize was awarded. On the occasion of this anniversary, the prize money for the five Heineken Prizes for science is being increased from 150,000 to 200,000 US dollars per prize, which means that a total of one million dollars for the science awards is being paid out. The prizes are awarded every two years to the best researchers in the world in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, the environmental sciences, history, and cognitive science.

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