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Call for Proposals: Wolf Prize 2022

18 August 2021


PDF icon Wolf Prize 2022 Sciences nomination form PDF icon Wolf Prize 2022 Architecture nomination form

In accordance with the Wolf Prize principle of rotation, candidate(s) for the 2022 prize can be nominated only in the following five fields: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture, and Architecture.

The Academy has been invited to submit candidates for the 2022 Wolf Prize. The Wolf Prizes in the sciences and the arts are awarded annually since 1978 to outstanding scientists and artists for their achievements for the benefit of humanity and brotherly relations among people, regardless of nationality, race, color, religion, sex, or political views. To date, 354 scientists and artists from all over the world have been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize.

Prize fields in sciences include Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physics. Prize fields in the Arts include Architecture, Music, Painting and Sculpture. Every year, the Wolf Foundation awards four prizes in the Sciences and one prize in the Arts. Each prize consists of a diploma and 100,000$. In the event of co-recipients sharing one prize, the honorarium is equally divided among them.

In accordance with the Wolf Prize principle of rotation, candidate(s) for the 2022 prize can be nominated only in the following five fields:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture

To express an interest in being nominated for the 2022 Wolf Prize by the Royal Irish Academy please submit your nomination form to by midday on October 4, 2021.

This opportunity is publicly advertised by the Royal Irish Academy.  

All expressions of interest received will be considered by the Academy’s Policy Oversight Group- the unit tasked with advising upon the initiation and implementation of all of the Academy’s policy and international activities and responsible for overseeing a standardised quality process for all outputs. Chaired by the Academy’s Secretary of Policy and International Relations, the six members of this group are all elected Members of the Royal Irish Academy and come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds in several institutions across the island of Ireland- both north and south of the border. On occasions, the Policy Oversight Group may also consult additional experts to inform their assessments and evaluations. 

The Royal Irish Academy values diversity and strives for a culture of equality and inclusion in all of its activities. As outlined in its Strategic Plan 2019-2023, the Academy is committed to ensuring greater gender, disciplinary, institutional and overall diversity in every area of the Academy and its work throughout the island of Ireland. It particularly welcomes nominations from under-represented groups and communities. 

As women are underrepresented in the Academy’s participation in international collaborative activities, nominations of women are particularly welcome. 

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