Breakthrough Prizes

The Breakthrough Prizes recognize those individuals who have made profound contributions to human knowledge in fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics. The Breakthrough Prize in Physics is open to all physicists — theoretical, mathematical, experimental — working on the deepest mysteries of the Universe. The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life. The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics rewards significant discoveries across the many branches of the subject. Laureates receive $3 million each in prize money and engage in a program of lectures and discussions.

Note: Contact Institutional Strategic Awards at for assistance. For an external expert review of a draft nomination, arranged through Universities Canada, please get in touch with at least six weeks prior to the agency deadline.

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Upcoming Deadlines

April 01, 2022April 01, 2022 *
January 01, 2022 Jan. 01, 2022 January 01, 2022 16:00:00 January 01, 2022 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Breakthrough Prizes Recognizes individuals who have made profound contributions in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.