The Dan David Prize opens for applications for individuals and institutions with proven, exceptional excellence and contribution to humanity in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service, and business, for the 2019 awards.

The Dan David Prize is an international award, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy, and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.

The Dan David Prize covers three-time dimensions – Past, Present, and Future – that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. Following a review process of individuals nominated for the Prize, by independent Review Committees comprised of renowned scholars and professionals, the International Board then chooses the laureates for each field.

Worth of Award

Three prizes of one million US dollars each are granted annually in the fields chosen for the three-time dimensions.


  • Nominees for the Dan David Prize may be individuals or organizations.
  • The individual or institution being nominated has made a singular achievement or a series of achievements and continues to make a unique, profound contribution to humanity, on a global scale, in one of the selected fields for the year in which the nomination is being made.
  • The Dan David Prize is granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.
  • Winners in each selected field are chosen by the Dan David Prize Board, based on the recommendations of International Review Committees comprised of world-renowned experts in the relevant fields.
  • The Dan David Prize Board may select more than one laureate for each field if their achievements are considered to be of equal merit and impact in the relevant field.
  • Nominations must be submitted to the Dan David Prize in accordance with the Dan David Prize instructions, as detailed on the Dan David Prize Nomination Form.
  • If a nominee is awarded the Dan David Prize, the right to this prize is not transferable.
  • An individual or organization can only receive the Dan David Prize once for the same achievement and/or contribution.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Prize winners are required to participate in the Award Ceremony and the Attendant Events.

How to Apply

  • The nomination process must be completed online via the Dan David Prize website.
  • The Nomination Form and all documentation must be completed in English only.
  • For inquiries, please contact [email protected], Tel: +972-3-6406614

The following information/documentation is required for the completion of the Nomination Application process:

Nominee’s Details

  • Personal and professional details.
  • Summary of nominee’s achievements.

Attachments (Supported formats: doc|rtf|docx|pdf, max size: 5MB)

  • A detailed description of the nominee’s work (1-2 pages), stipulating reasons why the nominee merits the Dan David Prize. Reference should be made to the importance of the work, its impact, and its projected influence in the relevant field.
  • A full Curriculum Vitae of the nominee or a detailed prospectus in case of an organization nominee.
  • A full list of the nominee’s publications.
  • A list of the nominee’s most relevant publications or projects.
  • A photograph of the nominee in electronic format. (300 dpi, copyright free, high-definition –  jpg or tif /
    max size: 5MB)
  • Other relevant information

Joint Nominations

For joint nominations, please submit TWO individual Nomination Forms, one for each nominee, in the following manner:

  • For each Nomination Form in the section entitled Details of Nominee, in the Last Name field, please enter the words “Joint Nomination”, followed by the last name of the nominee and the last name of the joint nominee. (Complete all other fields as required).
  • In the Summary of the Nominee Achievements field, please emphasize that this is a Joint Nomination.

Deadline: November 30, 2018


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