Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology is the largest individual Danish research award. It is given to a Danish researcher in recognition of a particularly valuable contribution to the technical and natural sciences.
The recipient of the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology is announced every year on 23 January - the birthday of Villum Kann Rasmussen (1909-93).
A total of 37 researchers have received the annual award since it was first given in 1987. The award includes a DKK 5 million award. Applications are not accepted.
VILLUM FONDEN’s board of directors selects the recipient of the annual award. The selection is made based on the recommendations of a panel that obtains statements about candidates from experts in the individual researcher’s field of specialisation.
The annual award medal
The annual award includes DKK 5 million and this medal with the silhouette of Villum Kann Rasmussen.