Heineken Prize for Medicine

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine recognises pioneering work in medicine and is awarded to a researcher whose achievements have led or are expected to lead to an important application in medical practice.

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine was established in 1989 and is awarded every two years.

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine consists of a sculpture of the Greek god of medicine, Asclepius (designed by Simons Juweliers of The Hague), and USD 200,000. The prize is funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

Fields

Medicine

Who is the prize intended for?

An active, top international researcher in medicine whose scientific work still holds significant promise and whose achievements have led or are expected to lead to an important application in medical practice.

Nomination and awards ceremony

The following can nominate researchers for the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Medicine:

  • Individual professors from universities in the Netherlands and elsewhere;
  • Members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences;
  • Boards of management and deans of universities in the Netherlands;
  • Directors of research institutes in the Netherlands;
  • Academies and other scientific or scholarly institutions in the Netherlands and elsewhere;
  • The board of the Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren).

The deadline for nominating candidates has passed.

The awards ceremony will be held late 2022.

The next call for nominations for this Prize will open in 2023.