The four annual Balzan Prizes are awarded to scholars and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level. The Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace, and Fraternity among Peoples is a special prize awarded at intervals of no less than three years.



Results for:

USA 2022

Martha C. Nussbaum

2022 Balzan Prize for Moral Philosophy
USA 2022

Philip V. Bohlman

2022 Balzan Prize for Ethnomusicology
USA 2022

Robert Langer

2022 Balzan Prize for Biomaterials for Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering
Denmark and The Netherlands 2022

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen and Johannes (Hans) Oerlemans

2022 Balzan Prize for Glaciation and Ice Sheet Dynamics


Results for:

Israel/USA 2021

Saul Friedländer

2021 Balzan Prize for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Italy and USA 2021

Giorgio Buccellati and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

2021 Balzan Prize for Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
USA 2021

Jeffrey I. Gordon

2021 Balzan Prize for Microbiome in Health and Disease
Italy/USA and France 2021

Alessandra Buonanno and Thibault Damour

2021 Balzan Prize for Gravitation: Physical and Astrophysical Aspects


Results for:

Brazil 2020

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

2020 Balzan Prize for Human Rights
Spain 2020

Joan Martínez Alier

2020 Balzan Prize for Environmental Challenges: Responses from the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Project
France 2020

Jean-Marie Tarascon

2020 Balzan Prize for Environmental Challenges: Materials Science for Renewable Energy Research Project
Germany/USA 2020

Susan Trumbore

2020 Balzan Prize for Earth System Dynamics Research Project


Results for:

France 2019

Jacques Aumont

2019 Balzan Prize for Film Studies Research Project
USA/UK 2019

Michael Cook

2019 Balzan Prize for Islamic Studies Research Project
Italy 2019

Luigi Ambrosio

2019 Balzan Prize for Theory of Partial Differential Equations Research Project
Germany 2019

Research Group composed of E. von Mutius, K. F. Rabe, W. Seeger and Tobias Welte – The German Center for Lung Research DZL

2019 Balzan Prize for Pathophysiology of Respiration: From Basic Sciences to the Bedside Research Project


Results for:

Germany 2018

Jürgen Osterhammel

2018 Balzan Prize for Global History Research Project
UK 2018

Marilyn Strathern

2018 Balzan Prize for Social Anthropology Research Project
Hungary / France 2018

Eva Kondorosi

2018 Balzan Prize for Chemical Ecology Research Project
Germany / The Netherlands 2018

Detlef Lohse

2018 Balzan Prize for Fluid Dynamics Research Project (pdf)
Switzerland 2018

Terre des hommes Foundation – Helping Children Worldwide

2018 Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Fraternity among Peoples

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