The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research is intended to stimulate potentially groundbreaking research. Such research is usually the result of team work, and for that reason this Award is for research being carried out by a group of researchers working together, and is intended to recognise the contribution of every member of the group. The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research is presented biennially to research projects in two of the following scientific disciplines: Biomedical Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research consists of two prizes of EUR 1,200,000 each. The coming edition of the Award will be presented to one research project in the field of Natural Sciences and one in the field of Social Sciences. The rectors of the fourteen Dutch universities that are members of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) may each nominate one research project per scientific domain. Ammodo will announce the winners in January 2020.
The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research focuses on potentially groundbreaking research and ensures that all researchers involved in the winning project are recognised and rewarded. In 2020, the Award will be presented for the first time to two research groups.
In this BBC podcast Asifa Majid talks about the undervalued function of our sense of smell. Listen to the podcast here.
Why are we so bad at describing what we smell? Why do we have words for colours but not for scents? Have we lost that capability in evolution? Or is it due to our upbringing?
Asifa Majid undertakes innovative fieldwork among various cultures and peoples to find new answers to questions about connections between brains, language and culture.