2018 Kyoto Prize



The Kyoto Prize is a highly prestigious international award honoring those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind.

The Prize is presented annually in each of three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy. Each Kyoto Prize category comprises four fields. The specific fields to be awarded rotate each year; for 2018, the fields are Biotechnology and Medical Technology, Mathematical Sciences (including Pure Mathematics), and Arts (Painting, Sculpture, Craft, Architecture, Design).

Fields within the Three Kyoto Prize Categories

Biological Sciences (Evolution, Behavior, Ecology, Environment)
Biotechnology and Medical Technology
Mathematical Sciences
(including Pure Mathematics)
Arts (Painting, Sculpture, Craft, Architecture, Design)
Materials Science and Engineering
Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Theater, Cinema
Information Science
Life Sciences (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology)
Thought and Ethics

Candidates must be nominated by official Kyoto Prize nominators. Laureates are typically individuals but in special cases a single Prize may be shared. To discuss a possible nomination, please approach the awards director or coordinator for your division, or advise the contact below of your interest.

Contact Information

Monica Caverson
Manager, University Awards & Honours
monica.caverson@utoronto.ca | (416) 978-7905

This database lists major national and international awards only. For a more comprehensive listing of awards across disciplines and for all stages of the career, please visit the COS Pivot database when logged into the U of T system. In the advanced search, select “Prizes and Awards” as the funding type.

If you intend to submit a nomination, please notify the award contact as soon as possible. The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation offers guidance on submitting awards nominations, in collaboration with divisional offices and affiliated institutions. In some cases, an internal competition will be held to select an institutional nominee.

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