About the Prize
The Infosys Prize endeavors to elevate the prestige of science and research in India and inspire young Indians to choose a vocation in research.
The award is given annually to honor outstanding achievements of contemporary researchers and scientists across six Prize Categories - Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.
Each prize carries a prize of a gold medal, a citation and a purse of USD 100,000 (or its equivalent in Rupees). The prize purse is tax free in the hands of winners in India.
The award intends to celebrate success in research and stand as a marker of excellence in these fields. A jury, comprising eminent leaders in each of these fields, evaluates the achievements of the nominees against the standards of international research, placing the winners on par with the finest researchers in the world.
The Infosys Prize in Mathematics was first given in 2008. Following the establishment of the Infosys Science Foundation, the Infosys Prize was given in 4 other categories. The ISF announced a sixth category – the Infosys Prize in Humanities – in January 2012.
Elevating Scientific Research
The Infosys Prize endeavors to elevate scientific research in India and inspire young Indians and budding scientists to choose research as their vocation.
The Infosys Prize Medal is a solid gold medallion, made of 22 KT gold and weighs 55 grams. The medal has the name of the laureate and the category in which they have won the prize inscribed on one side and the name of the prize on the other.
Material 22KT Gold
Weight 55 g
The Prize Cycle
July - September
The jury reviews and discusses nominee applications and shortlists nominees in each category
Final Nominees Shorlist
The jury shortlists the final top three nominees in each category
November - December
Prize Laureates Announcement
The winners of the Prize are announced through a Press Conference in Bangalore
Prize Presentation Ceremony
The laureates are awarded at the ceremony with a gold medal, citation certificate and Rs. 65 lakh prize purse
Febuary - May
Nomination Cycle Opens
Invited nominators can submit their nominations online and via email
Nomination Cycle Closes
The window to submit nominations for the Infosys Prize closes