Heinz Award

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The reverse side of the medallion which recipients are given displays the logo of the Heinz Awards.

The Heinz Award is an individual achievement award given annually by the Heinz Family Foundation. The Heinz Awards each year recognize outstanding individuals for their innovative contributions in five areas: Arts and Humanities, Environment, Human Condition, Public Policy, and Technology, the Economy and Employment. The award was established in 1993 by Teresa Heinz, the chairwoman of the Heinz Family Foundation,[1] in honor of her late husband, Senator H. John Heinz III.[2][3][4][5][6] The Heinz Award is considered to be among the largest individual achievement prizes in the world.[7][8]

The five award recipients each receive an unrestricted prize of US$250,000 and a cast silver medallion.[9][10] In 2009 through 2011, the Awards instead did a Special Focus on the Environment, and widened the awards to ten people, each winner receiving US$100,000 and a medallion.[11] The Heinz Award medallion displays the likeness of Senator Heinz and the words "Shared Ideals Realized" on its front side, which is a quote from the late Senator Heinz. On the medallion's reverse side the image of a globe being exchanged between two hands is displayed.[8][12]

Selection process[edit]

Criteria[edit]

As written by the Heinz Family Foundation, the candidates who are chosen must meet three standards:

First, nominees must exhibit the following personal characteristics: A passion for excellence that goes beyond intellectual curiosity; a concern for humanity rooted in a deep sensitivity for the well-being of others; and a broad vision which extends far beyond the particular and embraces something universal.

Second, work of the candidates for a Heinz Award must meet the following criteria: Be significant and not a "quick fix"; Have an enduring and meaningful impact; be creative and innovative; and be sufficiently tangible to serve as a model for replication elsewhere.

Third, candidates should be actively working in the field in which they are nominated so that this award will enhance their potential for future societal contribution.[13]

Selection[edit]

Members of an anonymous Council of Nominators are chosen for their expertise in the fields relevant to the award for which they will be nominating.[8] After the nominators have chosen the candidates, the nominations are forwarded to a jury consisting of noted experts in each of the five categories. The jury then chooses the final recipients and sends these to the program’s Board for final approval.[14]

The Chairman's Medal[edit]

In certain years, the Heinz Awards Board has also chosen to honor the lifetime achievement of a particular individual. The award is a non-monetary prize, and the honoree is presented with the Awards' medallion at the same ceremony as the other laureates.

Special Focus on the Environment[edit]

In 2009, in honor of the Awards' 15th anniversary, an award for special focus on the environment was created in lieu of the traditional five awards, in which a larger group of ten individuals were awarded US$100,000 each, honoring those working in innovative ways to address the environment through the lens of the existing five categories.[11][15]

Similarly, in 2010 and 2011 the Special Focus was continued, and in both years ten individuals were again each awarded US$100,000 each.[16] In 2012, the Awards returned to the core five categories.[17]

Recipients[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Science, health pioneers win $250,000 Heinz awards". USA Today. 206-09-25. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  2. ^ "The Heinz Awards :: The Awards". Heinz Family Foundation. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b Chandler, Lynn (2001-03-05). "NASA Goddard Scientist to Receive Heinz Award". Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Dresselhaus honored with Heinz Award". MIT. 2005-05-02. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. ^ a b c Carpenter, Mackenzie (2006-09-25). "War victim photos capture Heinz Award for journalist". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  6. ^ a b Volz, J. (2000-11-03). "Zigler wins prestigious Heinz award". American Psychology Association. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Herr Wins Heinz Award for Helping Physically Challenged". MIT School of Architecture. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "For His Innovative Work In Prosthetics, Herr Wins The Heinz Award For Technology, The Economy And Employment". Medical News Today. 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  9. ^ a b Stephens, Tim (2008-09-09). "Alumnus Joseph DeRisi wins $250,000 Heinz Award". UC Santa Cruz. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  10. ^ a b "ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG HONORED WITH $250,000 HEINZ AWARD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT". World-Wire. 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  11. ^ a b "The Heinz Awards :: 15th special focus". Heinz Family Foundation. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  12. ^ "The Heinz Awards :: The Medallion". Heinz Family Foundation. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  13. ^ "The Heinz Awards :: criteria + selection process". Heinz Family Foundation. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  14. ^ "The Heinz Awards :: The Awards". Heinz Family Foundation. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  15. ^ a b c Yang, Sarah (2009-09-15). "Two UC Berkeley faculty among 10 recipients of $100,000 Heinz Awards". UC Berkeley News. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  16. ^ a b c "Alumnae Environmentalists Win Heinz Awards", Harvard Magazine, 2011-09-14, retrieved 2013-05-17 
  17. ^ "The Heinz Awards :: 16th Global Change". Heinz Family Foundation. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  18. ^ "The Heinz Awards :: Recipients". Heinz Family Foundation. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  19. ^ a b c "The Senator's Legacy; Winners of Inaugural Heinz Awards Announced". The Washington Post. 1995-01-27. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  20. ^ "Anne Howland Ehrlich". Center for Conservation Biology. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  21. ^ "Prestigious Award Won by Authors of New Arms Control Association Report on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy". Arms Control Association. 2005-05-02. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  22. ^ "Beverly Sills Achievements". Beverly Sills Online. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  23. ^ "Needleman gets Heinz Award". University of Pittsburgh. 1995-12-07. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  24. ^ Brozan, Nadine (1996-12-11). "CHRONICLE". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  25. ^ "Daniel Patrick Moynihan 2000 Theodore Roosevelt Fellow". The American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2009-06-08. [dead link]
  26. ^ Howard, Hilary (2009-06-08). "Peter Matthiessen". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  27. ^ "Jacques d'Amboise". National Dance Institute. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  28. ^ Chaffin, Bryan (2001-02-04). "Heinz Foundation Honors Steve Wozniak With Award & US$250,000". The Mac Observer. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  29. ^ Kalson, Sally (2010-09-21). "CMU professor honored for work purifying water". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  30. ^ Smith, Diana. "CC Alumna Wins Largest Individual Achievement Award". Colorado College. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  31. ^ Gilbert, Alorie (2003-04-08). "Computer scientist Anita Borg dies". CNET News. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  32. ^ "Two scientists share Heinz Award for the Environment". San Diego Earth Times. August 2003. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  33. ^ Roache, Christina (2008-07-31). "Julius B. Richmond, giant in public health and pediatrics". Harvard Science. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  34. ^ "Sculptor Mark di Suvero Wins Heinz Award". ARTINFO. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  35. ^ "Jerry Franklin". Forest News Watch. 2005-07-07. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  36. ^ "Nuclear arms adviser Sidney Drell to receive Heinz public policy award". Stanford News Service. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  37. ^ "Bruce Katz '85 Receives Heinz Award for Public Policy". Yale Law School. 2006-09-25. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  38. ^ "Leroy Hood wins Heinz Award". The Seattle Times. 2006-09-26. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  39. ^ Thompson, Bob (2007-09-12). "Author Dave Eggers Cops $250,000 Heinz Award". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  40. ^ "David L. Heymann". World Health Organization. Retrieved 2009-06-07. [dead link]
  41. ^ "Visual Artist Honored with Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities". Ohio State University. November 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  42. ^ "UCSF virus hunter DeRisi wins Heinz award". San Francisco Chronicle. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  43. ^ "Alum Berkebile wins Heinz Award". University of Kansas, School of Architecture & Urban Planning. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  44. ^ "Carnegie’s Christopher Field To Receive Heinz Award". Carnegie Institution for Science. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  45. ^ "Berkeley Lab’s Ashok Gadgil Wins Heinz Award". Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory News Center. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  46. ^ Risch, Conor (2010-09-22). "James Balog Receives $100k Heinz Award for Climate Photo Project". Photo Daily News. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  47. ^ "Dr. Gretchen Daily Receives Prestigious Environmental Awards". The Nature Conservancy. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  48. ^ "Rhodes Alumnus to Receive Prestigious Heinz Award". Rhodes College News. 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  49. ^ Turner, Bronwyn (2010-10-24). "Dr. Lynn Goldman wins Heinz Award". Galveston Daily News. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  50. ^ "Professor Daniel Sperling receives environmental Heinz Award". UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  51. ^ Volkmann, Kelsey (2010-09-21). "Mizzou researcher wins $100,000 Heinz award". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  52. ^ "Fairbanks composer John Luther Adams collects Heinz Award". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  53. ^ Kalson, Sally (2011-09-13). "PSU professor's climate work wins 1 of 9 Heinz Awards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  54. ^ "Yale Graduates Receive Heinz Award". Yale School Forestry & Environmental Studies. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  55. ^ Ball, Eddy (October 2011). "Guillette honored by Heinz Foundation". National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  56. ^ Lebwohl, Beth (2011-06-08). "Joan Kleypas on ocean acidification". Earth & Sky. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  57. ^ "Associate Wins Heinz Award". National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  58. ^ Kosman, Joshua (2012-09-12). "Mason Bates wins a $250,000 Heinz Award". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  59. ^ Darin, Paul (2012-10-21). "Environmental Advocate KC Golden Honored". The Epoch Times. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  60. ^ Yarris, Lynn (2011-09-12). "Jay Keasling Wins Heinz Award". Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Retrieved 2013-05-17.