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Balzan Prizes - 2017

The International E. Balzan Prize Foundation aims to promote culture, science, and the most meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace, and fraternity among peoples throughout the world. This aim is attained through the annual award of prizes in (1) literature, moral sciences, and the arts, and (2) medicine and the physical, mathematical, and natural sciences. In 2017, the Balzan Prizes, each worth 750,000 Swiss Francs (approx. $915,000 CAD) will be awarded in the areas of: 

  1.  Collective Memory
  2.  Gender Studies
  3.  Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy
  4.  The Sun’s Planetary System and Exoplanets.


A full nomination package will include:


Nominations are made typically by the President of the university. However, a Dean's office may also nominate. All packages requiring institutional signatures must be forwarded to the Research Development and Services office by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Final submission deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.