The Wolf Prizes

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VPR Internal Deadline

Funding Agency Deadline

Funding or Award Criteria
“The aims of the Foundation, as stated by the Law, are…To award prizes to outstanding scientists and artists—irrespective of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views—for achievements in the interest  of mankind and friendly relations among peoples…”


Applicable Field(s)
Agriculture, chemistry, medicine and physics. Note: The prize in mathematics will not be awarded in 2016. In the Arts, the prize rotates annually among architecture, music, painting and sculpture (in 2016, only architecture will be considered).

Number of Nominees Allowed
One (1) per category (1 in the sciences; 1 in arts)

VPR Required Documents
Letter of nomination from ORU director or dean, a completed nomination form, a high resolution (300 dpi or more) recent photograph of the candidate in jpg format.  Finalists selected will need to provide three external reference letters.

For more information, contact Liza Scarborough at 512-471-2877 or

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance
Dr. Z. Jeffrey Chen, Department of Molecular Biosciences