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Heineken Prizes 2018

The Heineken Prizes are international prizes worth $200,000 each awarded every other year to five internationally renowned scientists and scholars. They are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. The prize categories are: Biochemistry and Biophysics; Cognitive Science; Environmental Sciences; and Medicine.

Nomination Process

Both institutes and individual researchers may nominate suitable candidates for these prizes. The nomination form can be download here.


Final nomination submission deadline is October 15, 2017.


Interested parties are encouraged to contact Danelle D'Alvise, Prizes & Awards Manager (, x27419) in the Office of the Vice-President, Research if you are considering applying or nominating a McMaster colleague for one of these awards.