The purpose of the Prize is to raise awareness of basic and applied biotechnology research. The Novozymes Prize is awarded to recognize outstanding European research or technology achievements that contribute to the development of innovative and sustainable biotechnology solutions for the benefit of people and the planet.
Deadline for nominations is: 30 June 2023.
The Novozymes Prize consists of a funding amount for the awardee’s research (DKK 4.5 million) and a personal award (DKK 0.5 million). An additional an international symposium within the awardee’s field of research will be organised.
- Nominees must have made an important contribution to European Science in areas of relevance to e.g. biomanufacturing, industrial, environmental, food or plant biotechnology.
- Nominees must have a current position and an active research program at a public or non-profit research institution in a European country.
- Nominees can have any nationality.
- The prize is not awarded for a life-time achievement contribution to science.
- The prize may not be awarded to members of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Board or committee members or to Board members, directors or employees of the Novo Group.
- Self-nominations are not accepted
The Novozymes Prize will be awarded by a prize committee that will select awardees based on their scientific achievements after a confidential nomination and review process. With this Call for Nominations, the committee seeks the assistance of the scientific community in identifying the worthiest candidates for the Prize.
Please support the further establishment of the Novozymes Prize by nominating a scientist, who has had a major impact on the development of biotechnology for innovative solutions.
The Novozymes Prize awardee will be announced in April 2024.
More information about the Novozymes Prize and previous awardees can be found here: Novozymes Prize