Japan Prize

The Japan Prize is awarded annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind. Each year two fields of scientific endeavor are honored. The Japan Prize laureates receive a certificate of merit and a prize medal. A cash prize of 50 million yen is also awarded for each prize field.

Award/Prize amount: $500,000
Application/Nomination information: Nominations are by invitation only.
Agency deadline: February
Internal/Campus deadline: 31-December
Illinois campus contact: provostawards@illinois.edu
Additional information: Japan Prize Website

Illinois Recipients

RecipientDepartmentAward Year
Nick Holonyak, Jr.+*Electrical & Computer Engineering1995