Gulbenkian Prize

Gulbenkian Prize is a series of prizes awarded annually by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The main Gulbenkian Prize was established in 1976 as the Gulbenkian Science Prize awarded to Portuguese individuals and organizations.

Starting 2012, the Foundation started giving a special international Prize funded by an annual award of €100,000 each in the field of human rights called Calouste Gulbenkian Prize on Human Rights.

The Gulbenkian Science Prize has now been restructured and is known as Gulbenkian Prizes on Cohesion, Knowledge and Sustainability and three prizes are awarded in each of the fields

Gulbenkian Science Prize

The Gulbenkian Science Prize (in Portuguese: Prémio Calouste Gulbenkian de Ciência e Tecnologia) established in 1976 is an annual award to Portuguese nationals or those whose work has been carried out in Portugal. From 2007 to 2011 it was given in four categories, awarded annually every four years: Basic Sciences (Mathematics and Computing Sciences); Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Social and Human Sciences.[1] The prize was worth 50,000 Euros (previously €25,000).

In 2011 a new prize (€100,000 for the first prize, €50,000 for the other four) was awarded for five disciplines: Intercultural and Environmental Dialogue; Arts; Science; Charity; and Education.[2]

In 2017 three new categories were announced: Knowledge, Sustainability, and Cohesion, with prizes of €50,000 each.[3]

Past recipients include:

Gulbenkian Prizes on Cohesion, Knowledge and Sustainability

Three annual awards given to individuals and non-profit private legal entities which have distinguished themselves in Portugal in the defence and promotion of Cohesion, Knowledge and Sustainability. Three annual awards are given one in each field of the categories of the prize

  • 2017:[18]
    • Cohesion category - Artistic Musical Society of Pousos
    • Knowledge category - Portuguese Mathematics Society
    • Sustainability category - Association of Douro Valley Viticulture Development (ADVID)
  • 2018:
    • Cohesion category - É uma Casa, Lisboa Housing First
    • Knowledge category - O Espaço do Tempo
    • Sustainability category - Coopérnico Cooperative

Calouste Gulbenkian Prize on Human Rights

An international annual prize awarded to individuals and non-profit private legal entities which have distinguished themselves internationally in the defence and promotion of Human Rights on the issue of freedom of expression, information and press. Winners were:[19]

Gulbenkian Museum Prize

Known as the Gulbenkian Prize for the period 2003 to 2007, it was an annual prize awarded to a United Kingdom museum or gallery for a "track record of imagination, innovation and excellence".

Winners as Gulbenkian Prize were:

The prize was renamed starting 2008 and until 2012, as the Art Fund Prize.

In 2013 it was renamed Museum of the Year.

Other awards by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Vasco Vilalva Prize

Established in 2009, this is an annual prize of 50,000 euros, awarded to exemplary Portuguese projects displaying interventions in movable and immovable property of cultural value that stimulate the preservation and recovery of the heritage.[40] The award is named after Vasco Vilalva (1913–1975), a Portuguese philanthropist and patron.

Branquinho da Fonseca Prize

Award is a literary prize that aims to encourage the emergence of young writers between the ages of 15 and 30.[40]


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