THE EMET PRIZE- FOR ART, SCIENCE AND CULTURE
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 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
The A.M.N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art and Culture was founded in 1999 by Alberto Moscona Nisim
a Mexican friend of Israel.
Alberto 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
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
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.