Balzan Prize

This prestigious prize “aims to promote, throughout the world, culture, science and the most meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace, and fraternity among peoples, regardless of nationality, race or creed.”

The International Balzan Prize Foundation awards four prizes annually, one in each named category, each worth 750,000 Swiss francs.

The Prizes are awarded in the subject areas:

  • literature, moral sciences, and the arts;
  • physical, mathematical and natural sciences and medicine;
  • humanities, peace,  and fraternity among peoples.



Angela Mullis
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs