The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are presented annually, in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), to recognise and encourage world class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of singular impact for their originality and significance. The awards honour fundamental disciplinary or interdisciplinary advances in a broad range of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.
The list of prize categories is as follows:
- Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics).
- Biology and Biomedicine.
- Information and Communication Technologies.
- Ecology and Conservation Biology.
- Climate Change.
- Economics, Finance and Management.
- Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Music and Opera.
In the Humanities and Social Sciences, the award will alternate annually between the two domains. For 2020, the Prize is dedicated to the Humanities.
Award nominees may be individuals or teams of any nationality and from any country (teams may be any size, provided the achievement being recognised is the result of collaborative or parallel working).
Nominations are accepted from a wide range of organisations including higher education institutions, research institutes, public/private R&D centres, hospital departments, biomedical research centres and orchestra/opera associations as well as researchers and creative practitioners who have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields.
Winners will receive an award of €400,000, a diploma and a commemorative artwork in each prize category.
Nominations should be made in English using the online nomination form by the deadline of 30 June 2020.
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