The Rothschild Prize

In 1959, Yad Hanadiv established the Rothschild Prizes Organization to support, encourage and advance the Sciences and Humanities in Israel. Prizes are awarded in recognition of original and outstanding published work in the following disciplines: Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Engineering, Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Jewish Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Prizes in the Sciences and Engineering are awarded every two years; Prizes in Humanities and Social Sciences are awarded every four years.

Winners of the 2020 Rothschild Prize

Who Can Apply

Individuals who have made outstanding and original contributions in the categories of the Prize

How to Apply

Nominations for Prizes are submitted by Presidents, Rectors and Deans of Faculties of Israeli universities, Chairs of relevant university departments, members of the Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities and previous recipients in the academic discipline in which they received the prize. 


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Committee Members

The Rothschild Prize
Prof. Shafi Goldwasser
Prof. Menahem Yaari, appointed by Lord Rothschild
Dr. Lea Nass, appointed by the Prime Minister of Israel
Prof. Haim Taitelbaum, appointed by the Minister of Education
Prof. Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, appointed by the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University
Prof. Eli Zeldov, appointed by the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute
Prof. Shimon Brandon, appointed by the Board of Governors of the Technion
Prof. Margalit Finkelberg, appointed by the President of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Prof. Noga Alon, appointed by the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University

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