Nemmers Prizes

Collectively, the Nemmers Prizes recognize works of lasting significance in various disciplines.  The Prizes in Economics and Mathematics were established in 1994; the Prize in Music Composition was created in 2004; the Prize in Medical Science in 2015; and the Prize in Earth Sciences in 2016.

News and Announcements

Northwestern Accepting Nominations for 2018 Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

  • Northwestern University is accepting nominations for its $200,000 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science
  • Candidacy for the 2018 Nemmers Prize is open to physician-scientists whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in their disciplines as demonstrated by works of lasting significance
  • Nominations are being accepted through November 1, 2017
  • Learn more about the nomination process HERE.

Call for Nominations: 2018 Nemmers Prizes in Economics, Mathematics, and Earth Sciences 

  • Northwestern University invites nominations for the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, and the Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences. Candidacy for the Nemmers Prizes is open to those with careers of outstanding achievement in their disciplines as demonstrated by major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis
  • Individuals of all nationalities and institutional affiliations are eligible except current or recent members of the Northwestern University faculty and recipients of the Nobel Prize
  • Nominations for all prizes will be accepted until December 1, 2017
  • The 2018 recipients of all Nemmers Prizes will deliver a public lecture and participate in other scholarly activities at Northwestern University for 10 weeks during the 2019-20 academic year
  • Nominating letters of no more than three pages should describe the nominee’s professional experience, accomplishments, and qualifications for the award. A brief curriculum vitae of the nominee is helpful but not required. Nominations from experts in the field are preferred to institutional nominations; direct applications will not be accepted
  • Nominations may be sent to nemmers@northwestern.edu

2016 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, Richard Blundell, Presented His First Lecture and Conference  

  • Richard Blundell, winner of the 2016 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, attended the 2016 Nemmers dinner on Monday, May 15, 2017 where he received his award and presented brief remarks about his research and career
  • Professor Blundell presented his first lecture on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 on the Northwestern Evanston campus. His lecture was titled: "Household Behavior and the Dynamics of Inequality"
  • A conference in honor of Richard blundell was held on Thursday and Friday, May 18 - 19, 2017 at the James L. Allen Center. Read more about Professor Blundell's lecture and conference here

2016 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, János Kollár, Presented His First Lecture

  • János Kollár, winner of the 2016 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, attended the 2016 Nemmers dinner on Monday, May 15, 2017 where he received his award and presented brief remarks about his research and career
  • Professor Kollár presented his first lecture on Friday, May 12, 2017 on the topic of "Celestial Surfaces"
  • Professor Kollár was in residence May 6th - 31. During his residency, Professor Kollár gave a series of lectures and presentations

Northwestern Announces $200,000 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

  • The prestigious prize recognizes individuals whose work is of lasting significance
  • New prize is the fifth Nemmers Prize established by Northwestern University
  • Read more in the University press release