The Novo Nordisk Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new European research prize, The Novozymes Prize. The purpose of the Prize is to raise awareness of basic and applied biotechnology research.
Birgitte Nauntofte, CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, says:
“The Novozymes Prize is awarded to recognize outstanding research or technology contributions that benefit the development of biotechnological science for innovative solutions.”
The Novozymes Prize is of DKK 3 million. DKK 2.5 million is a funding amount for the awardee’s research, while DKK 0.5 million is a personal award. The Prize is awarded for a predominantly European contribution.
OPEN CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Everyone can nominate a candidate for the Prize. The deadline for nominating a candidate for the 2015 Novozymes Prize was October 30, 2014.
Awardees must have a current position at a public or non-profit research institution in a European country. They can previously have worked anywhere and have any nationality. The Prize is awarded by a committee established by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The prize winner will be selected by the committee based on the nominations received.