Spinoza Prize

2017 Prize Ceremony
Spinoza Prize winners 2006: Jan Zaanen, Ben Scheres, Jozien Bensing and Carl Figdor. On the right is NWO-director Peter Nijkamp

The Spinoza Prize (Dutch: Spinozapremie) is an annual award of 2.5 million euro, to be spent on new research given by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.[1] The award is the highest scientific award in the Netherlands. It is named after the philosopher Baruch de Spinoza.

The prize is awarded to researchers in the Netherlands who belong to the best in their field.[2] Academics can nominate each other and an international commission evaluates the submissions. It is sometimes referred to as the Dutch Nobel Prize.[2]

List of winners

The following persons have received the Spinoza Prize:[3]

Other Languages
Deutsch: Spinoza-Preis
français: Prix Spinoza
Nederlands: Spinozapremie
português: Prêmio Spinoza
svenska: Spinozapriset