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. The prize was worth 50,000 Euros (previously €25,000).
Past recipients include:
- 1986: Maria João Rodrigues
- 1987: António Coutinho
- 1996: Boaventura de Sousa Santos
- 1997: David Ish-Horowicz
- 1998: Ana Rute Neves
- 1999: Cristina Maria André de Pina e Sousa and Saůl António Gomes
- 2001: Gustavo Castelo Branco, Luís Manuel Lavoura and João Paulo F. da Silva: and Rui Loja Fernandes
- 2002: Patrício Silva and Pedro Gomes
- 2003: José Machado Pais
- 2004: Lorenzo Cornalba and Miguel Sousa da Costa; Sergey Dorogovtsev and José Fernando Ferreira Mendes; and José Francisco Rodrigues.
- Arts category - Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel (€100,000); Ângelo de Sousa, Maria do Carmo Fonseca
- Science category - Luís Barreira (€50,000)
- Charity category - Associação das Aldeias de Crianças SOS Portugal (€50,000)
- Education category - Ar.Co (Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual) (€50,000 each)
- 2008: Sérgio Rebelo
- 2009: Maria João Saraiva
- 2010: Miguel Poiares Maduro
- 2011: Nuno Peres
- 2012-2018: See Human Rights section
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
- Cohesion category - Artistic Musical Society of Pousos
- Knowledge category - Portuguese Mathematics Society
- Sustainability category - Association of Douro Valley Viticulture Development (ADVID)
- 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:
- 2012: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
- 2013: Bibliotheca Alexandrina - awarded to director Ismail Serageldin
- 2014: Community of Sant'Egidio
- 2015: Dr. Denis Mukwege (Congo)
- 2016: Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, in Portuguese The Amazonas Sustentável Foundation
- 2017: Hungarian Helsinki Committee / Professor Jane McAdam (Australia) - in ex-aequo
- 2018: Article 19
- 2019: Amin Maalouf
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:
- 2003: National Centre for Citizenship, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham
- 2004: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
- 2005: Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon, Torfaen
- 2006: SS Great Britain, Bristol
- 2007: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex
The prize was renamed starting 2008 and until 2012, as the Art Fund Prize.
- 2008: The Lightbox, Woking
- 2009: Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent
- 2010: Ulster Museum, Belfast
- 2011: A History of the World in 100 Objects, British Museum, London
- 2012: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
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. The award is named after Vasco Vilalva (1913–1975), a Portuguese philanthropist and patron.
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