The Dan David Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship
that illuminates the past and seeks to anchor public discourse
in a deeper understanding of history.
watch the 2023 dan david prize award ceremony
meet the 2023 dan david prize winners
Florida International University
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Toronto
University of Texas, Austin
University of Miami
University of California, Berkeley
University College Dublin (UCD)
African Digital Heritage
Dan David lived through Nazi and Communist persecution in his native Romania before becoming a global business leader and philanthropist. He was passionate about history, archaeology and the study of the past and believed profoundly in the power of knowledge, scholarship and the exchange of ideas to benefit our world.
The Dan David Prize is the largest history prize in the world with an annual purse of $3 million. We award up to nine prizes of $300,000 each year to outstanding early and mid-career scholars and practitioners in the historical disciplines. The remaining $300,000 funds a program for international and Israeli postdoctoral fellows at Tel Aviv University. The Prize is endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University.
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