The five prizes are:
The Athena Award rewards female researchers that stand out, and because of that are role models for others. Role models are important for female researchers who are starting their careers. These role models demonstrate that a career in science is possible. More information and nomination form.
Communication Initiative Award
The Communication Initiative Award rewards initiatives of successful and inspiring science communication by scientists. Per year at most three initiatives of individuals or team receive the award of 10k€. The prizemoney is intended for activities with relation to the initiative. More information and nomination form.
Diversity Initiative Award
The Diversity Initiative Award rewards initiatives related to the improvement of Diversity and Inclusion on the work floor in (natural) scientific disciplines. Through this award put (small) initiatives in the spotlight. The award is a sum of 50k€, to be used in keeping with the goal the prize was given for. More information and nomination form.
Stairway to Impact Award
The Stairway to Impact Award rewards scientists who take effective steps to utilise their scientific findings to tackle a societal problem and/or to make an economic contribution. The journey is more important than whether the final goal has been achieved. The award is a sum of 50k€.The money must be used to contribute to the goal for which the award has been presented. More information and nomination form.
Team Science Award
The Team Science Award rewards the most inspiring and successful team of researchers from various disciplinary fields, who jointly take on a scientific challenge in which their individual strengths and expertise demonstrably reinforce each other. Each year at most three team will receive the award of 10k€. The prizemoney is intended for activities with relation to the team. More information and nomination form.