International Awards

#Award/First AwardedAwarded byFieldRemarks
1.Ramon Magsaysay Awards/1958Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, PhilippinesHuman development in AsiaNamed after former President of Philippines, Ramon Magsaysay
2.Right Livelihood Award/1980Right Livelihood Foundation, SwedenChallenges facing societyAlso known as Alternative Nobel Prize
3.Templeton Prize/1973Templeton Foundation, USASpiritualityEstablished by Sir John Templeton (investor, banker and fund manager.)
4.Sakharov Prize/1988European ParliamentHuman rights and freedom of thoughtNamed after Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights.
5.Pulitzer Prizes/1917Columbia University, New York Newspaper journalism, literary achievements, musical compositionEstablished as per the will of famous newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer.
6.Kalinga Prize/1952UNESCOScience and technologyCreated on donation from Shri Biju Patnaik.
7.World Food Prize/1987World Food Prize FoundationFood related issuesConceived by Dr. Norman Borlaug, noted agronomist and humanatarian.
8.UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize/1989UNESCO (funded by South Korea)Fight against illiteracyNamed after Sejong the Great of Korea who created the Korean alphabet, Hangul.
9.Avicenna Prize/2004UNESCOEthics in scienceNamed after the 11th century Persian physician and philosopher Avicenna
10.Abel Prize/2003Govt of NorwayMathematicsAlso known as the mathematician's Nobel, it is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel.
11.Fields Medal/1936International Mathematical UnionMathematicsAwarded to mathematicians under 40 years of age. Also described as mathematician's Nobel Prize. Awarded once in 4 years at the International Congress of the IMU.
12.Pritzker Prize/1979Hyatt Foundation, USAArchitectureFounded by Jay A. Pritzker and his wife Cindy, the prize is sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize for Architecture
13.Turing Award/1966Association for Computing Machinery, USAComputersNamed after Alan Turing, a British mathematician and reader in mathematics at the University of Manchester, the Turing Award is generally recognized as the highest distinction in computer science and the "Nobel Prize of computing".