These prizes will be awarded to Italian scholars - under the age of 40 on the date of 31 October 2016 - who have achieved results of outstanding
originality, independence and international significance, in the amount of € 50.000 each.
(Extract from the regulations of the A. Feltrinelli Fund)
The aim of the Antonio Feltrinelli Fund is to award national and international prizes to distinguished scholars in the various fields of science and the
arts. The Fellows of the Accademia dei Lincei are not eligible for nomination. The International prizes may be awarded to both Italians and foreigners. The
prizes are conferred annually, on a rotating basis in the following fields:
2. Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences;
In addition, an international prize is awarded periodically for an exceptional enterprise of high moral and humanitarian value.
To recognize the achievements of Italian scholars under the age of 40 who have achieved results of outstanding originality, independence and international
significance, thus contributing, even in a future perspective, to strengthening Italy's scientific position, four additional prizes entitled "Antonio
Feltrinelli Giovani" are awarded annually, alternating between the two Academy Classes.
Candidates must be under the age of 40 on the 31st of October of the year of the call for nomination of the Prize.
On a yearly basis, the respective Academy Class may decide to extend eligibility for one of the "Antonio Feltrinelli Giovani" Prizes, referred to in art.
1B, to a foreign citizen who on the 31st of October of the year of the call for nomination of the Prize, has established a collaboration with an
Italian scientific institution for at least 24 months.
The choice of topics and disciplines in the various fields and the monetary amount of the prizes, will be determined, following consultation with the
Academy's Governing Board, by the Class of Moral, Historical and Philological Sciences for fields 1, 3 and 4 indicated in Art. 1A, and by the Class of
Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences for fields 2 and 5 indicated in Art. 1A.
The above mentioned procedure shall also apply to the prized referred to in Art. 1B and 1C.
The proposals by the respective Classes are presented at the Academy's joint Assembly Meeting of the two Classes normally each year in June .
The decision to confer the International Prize for an exceptional enterprise of high moral and humanitarian value, indicated in Art 1A, is made
during the Academy's Assembly Meeting of the two Classes, taking into consideration the finances of the Fund.
Prizes are awarded in accordance with Art. 8 and 9 of the present Regulations.
Prizes are awarded to individuals, unless the scientific discovery or the scientific research is carried out by a group.
Prizes are not awarded posthumously.
Prizes may be awarded to recipients of other national or international prizes, but for new works or discoveries with respect to the work recognized by the
The process for the evaluation and selection of the Prize winners is as follows:
Once the Prizes, disciplines and topics have been established, in accordance with Art. 2, the President of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei invites the
Academy Fellows, the Presidents of the major Italian Academies (including the Academies of San Luca and Santa Cecilia when the prizes are awarded for the
Arts) and the Presidents of the major Foreign Academies to nominate worthy candidates.
Nominations must reach the Accademia dei Lincei no later than 31 October of the year of the call for nomination of the Prize. The nominations for each
Prize shall be evaluated by an ad hoc Committee elected during the first two weeks of November by secret ballot, in accordance with Art. 2.
The Academy Fellows who have submitted proposals may not be members of the Committee.
Each Committee is composed of five members, at least three of whom shall be Academy Fellows. If deemed necessary, the members of the Committee may be
increased to seven, in which case at least four shall be Academy Fellows. Also, members who are not Academy Fellows may be elected by the Academy Class.
For prizes awarded in the Arts, the Committee is composed of seven members, four of whom shall be Academy Fellows, while the other three are experts in the
specific field. Also, members who are not Academy Fellow may be elected by the Academy Class.
Each Committee shall elect its own president and secretary and establishes the programme and procedures to be followed.
The Committee may propose further nominations, provided that this decision is taken unanimously by the members of the Committee. The new proposals, which
must reach the Academy within ten days of the resolution (postmark or e-mail date), will be examined by the Committee after at least twenty days from the
Committee meeting in which the decision is adopted.
The Committees shall present to the Governing Board of the Accademia dei Lincei, no later than 30 April, a brief report justifying its recommendations,
including an assessment of each candidate.
The Board will submit the reports, with its opinion, to the two Academy Classes during the annual General Assembly meeting of the two Classes for a vote of
approval. Voting is held by secret ballot.
The reports of the Committees on each of the prize winners will be published in a special volume of the Antonio Feltrinelli Prize Ceremony.
The prizes (gross amount before taxes or any deduction) are awarded during the Annual Assembly meeting at which the winners may be called upon to
hold a seminar and illustrate their prize-winning work.
In any case winners are required to submit, generally by the 30th of April of the year following the award, an essay outlining their research or
part of it, to be published by the Academy.
The provisions of the above mentioned articles shall be adopted by the Governing Board of the Accademia dei Lincei, that will communicate them in advance
to the competent parties for the execution.
The Committee for the International Prize for an exceptional enterprise of high moral and humanitarian value shall be chaired by the President of
the Accademia dei Lincei and consists of six Fellows, three from each Academy Class, nominated at the Annual joint Assembly meeting of the two Classes.
Rome, 10 June 2016
Alberto Quadrio Curzio