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 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
Italy and USA 2021

Giorgio Buccellati and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

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

Saul Friedländer

2021 Balzan Prize for Holocaust and Genocide Studies


Results for:

Spain 2020

Joan Martínez Alier

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

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

2020 Balzan Prize for Human Rights
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:

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
France 2019

Jacques Aumont

2019 Balzan Prize for Film Studies Research Project
Italy 2019

Luigi Ambrosio

2019 Balzan Prize for Theory of Partial Differential Equations Research Project
USA/UK 2019

Michael Cook

2019 Balzan Prize for Islamic Studies Research Project


Results for:

Switzerland 2018

Terre des hommes Foundation – Helping Children Worldwide

2018 Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Fraternity among Peoples
Germany / The Netherlands 2018

Detlef Lohse

2018 Balzan Prize for Fluid Dynamics Research Project (pdf)
Hungary / France 2018

Eva Kondorosi

2018 Balzan Prize for Chemical Ecology Research Project
Germany 2018

Jürgen Osterhammel

2018 Balzan Prize for Global History Research Project
UK 2018

Marilyn Strathern

2018 Balzan Prize for Social Anthropology Research Project (pdf)


Results for:

Germany 2017

Aleida and Jan Assmann

2017 Balzan Prize for Collective Memory Research Project
UK/India 2017

Bina Agarwal

2017 Balzan Prize for Gender Studies Research Project
USA 2017

James P. Allison and Robert D. Schreiber

2017 Balzan Prize for Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy Research Project
Belgium 2017

Michaël Gillon

2017 Balzan Prize for The Sun’s Planetary System and Exoplanets Research Project

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