To be awarded for the first time in 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy Prize will honor a living thinker whose ideas are of basic importance for contemporary life. It is intended to call attention to the role of ideas, of deep and careful thought, and with them humanistic scholarship and social research. The winner will receive $1 million dollars.


1. Nomination Criteria
The Berggruen Prize Jury is responsible for selecting the Prize Laureates. Nominations for the Prize may be submitted by any person; however,  a nomination for yourself will not be considered valid.
2. Nomination Process

2.1 The nomination need not be lengthy, but should include:

• Information on the nominee

• Information on the nominator
• An explanation of why the individual is considered by the nominator to be a worthy candidate for the Prize

To nominate, go to: