The EMET Prize

  • About the prize
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 The EMET Prize is an annual prize given for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far reaching influence and significant contribution to society. 


The Prizes, in a total amount of one million Dollars, are sponsored by the A.M.N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art and Culture in Israel , under the auspices of and in cooperation with the Prime Minister of Israel. 


The intention of the A.M.N. Foundation, through the award of the EMET Prizes, is to acknowledge those who view excellence as a way of life and the fulfillment of human potential as essential to creating a better world for future generations. 


The EMET Prize is administered by the Award Committee comprised of representatives appointed by the Prime Minister and the A.M.N. Foundation. The Chairman of the Award Committee is retired Supreme Court Justice Jacob  Kedmi.

The Prizes will be awarded to Israeli citizens, and in certain circumstances to non-citizens that reside in Israel and consider Israel as their permanent home.


The Prizes will be awarded annually in the following categories: 

  • The Exact Sciences
  • Life Sciences 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Humanities & Judaism 
  • Art and Culture 




The A.M.N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art and Culture was founded in 1999 by a group of Latin American friends of Israel. 


This group has been active in numerous projects since before the founding of the State of Israel, with the goal of encouraging and promoting the Zionist enterprise. 


The Foundation has undertaken to promote research and development in Israel to improve the welfare of Israel's society. 


The Foundation works with academic and research institutions in order to fund and support research and sponsor scholarships for students. 


The Foundation aids in the rehabilitation of hospital wards and in building day care centers for children and for senior citizens. 


The Foundation also participates in several projects together with Keren Hayesod. The sponsorship and administration of the EMET Prizes together with the Prime Minister's Office, is an additional project of the Foundation. 


The institutions the Foundation supports, include, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Weizman Institute of Science, Tel-Aviv University, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Rambam Medical Center and AKIM.

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