Prizes In Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences & Mathematics

Funding Agency:
Breakthrough Prize

The public nomination period for the 2023 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics is now open. Nominations can be submitted online today through April 1, 2022. While self-nominations are prohibited, anyone may nominate another person. The nomination forms and rules are available at

For the 11th year, the Breakthrough Prize, recognized as the world’s largest science prize, will honor top scientists, handing out three prizes in Life Sciences, one in Fundamental Physics and one in Mathematics. Each prize comes with a $3 million award. In addition, six New Horizons Prizes, each for $100,000, will be available to promising early-career researchers in the fields of Physics and Mathematics. Nominations will also be taken for the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize, an annual $50,000 award presented to early-career women mathematicians who have completed their PhDs within the previous two years.

The Breakthrough Prize, dubbed ‘The Oscars of Science,’ hosts an annual live, globally televised gala awards ceremony to celebrate the laureates’ achievements and to foster broad popular support for scientific endeavors and inspire the next generation of scientists. Due to the pandemic, the ceremonies to honor the 2021 and 2022 laureates were postponed. The next ceremony is scheduled for late 2022. 

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2022

Agency Website



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

April 1, 2022