S&T Awards

Breakthrough Prize

The Breakthrough Prizes honour immensely important, primarily recent, achievements in the categories of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. Committees of previous laureates choose the winners from candidates nominated in a process that?s online and open to the public. Laureates receive US$ 3 million each in prize money. They attend a televised award ceremony designed to celebrate their achievements and inspire the next generation of scientists. As part of the ceremony schedule, they also engage in a program of lectures and discussions. Those who make fresh discoveries again remain eligible for future Breakthrough Prizes.

Target Group: Faculty and Scientists

Funding Organization: Sponsored by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Pony Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki.

Area: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Mathematical Sciences

International:(Country/ Brain Gain): International

Purpose: Awards