The Shaw Prize is an international award to honor individuals, regardless of race, nationality, gender and religious belief, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity’s spiritual civilization. Preference is given to individuals whose significant work was recently achieved and who are currently active in their respective fields and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind.
The Shaw Prize consists of three annual awards: the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Each prize carries a monetary award of one million two hundred thousand US dollars.