The Dan David Prize is an international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for outstanding scientific, technological, cultural, or social achievements having an impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions - Past, Present and Future.
“Success can be a source of satisfaction but money should be put to work for good causes after personal needs have been met.” – Dan David (1929 – 2011)
Three Generations of Scholars
Laureates: Awards for individuals having an outstanding contribution to humanity
Scholars: Scholarships for outstanding PhD and Postdoctoral researchers
Essayists: Prizes for high school students in the Name Your Hero Essay Competition expounding on who they feel merits the Dan David Prize
Prof. Michel Serres, one of the most important modern French philosopher known for his knowledge of the western tradition in philosophy and science, wins 2013 Dan David Prize for the Present Time Dimension in the field of Ideas, Public Intellectuals and Contemporary Philosophers.read more
Literary Editor of The New Republic, and a foremost writer and thinker, Mr. Leon Wieseltier wins 2013 Dan David Prize for the Present Time Dimension in the field of Ideas, Public Intellectuals and Contemporary Philosophers read more
is the striking discovery of Prof. Alfred Sommer, recipient of the 2013 Dan David Prize for the Future Time Dimension in the field of Preventive Medicine. read more
2013 Dan David Prize Scholarship Recipients to be announced in mid-April
Laureates donate 10% of their prize money to young researchers in their respective fields, thereby contributing to the community and fostering a new generation of scholars. View our Previous Recipients
2013 Dan David Prize Award Ceremony
will take place on Sunday, June 9th 2013, at Tel Aviv University.