750,000 Swiss Francs (approx. €680 000, $760 000, GBP 620 000) for each of the four subjects.
Prizewinners must allocate half of the amount to research projects
>> VIDEO Ceremony (Youtube)
Today, During the Awards Ceremony at the Federal Palace in Berne, this year’s Balzan Prizes were presented to:
the President of the National Council of the Swiss Confederation Marina Carobbio presented the parchments to the 2019 Prizewinners; the Presidents of the Balzan Foundation “Prize” and “Fund”, Enrico Decleva and Gisèle Girgis-Musy, delivered the official speeches.
The Ceremony was preceded, on Thursday 14 November, by the Balzan Prizewinners Interdisciplinary Forum, a public event dedicated to the Balzan Prize subject areas for the current year, with the Prizewinners playing the prominent role.