Donor: BBVA Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Spain
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual
Deadline: 30.06.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Prize
Maximum grant size: 400.000€
Funding ratio: 100%


  • Arts & Culture
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Other
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela


1) Objective

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in these call conditions. Awards will be granted in eight prize categories, spanning three domains. First, scientific and technological research in the areas of Basic Sciences, Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, and Economics, Finance and Management. Second, the creation, direction or performance of works of contemporary classical music. Third, scientific research and/or projects that represent significant advances in two core concerns of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation.

The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:

  • Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Biology and Biomedicine
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Climate Change
  • Economics, Finance and Management
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Music and Opera

2) Eligibility

Candidates shall be one or more natural persons of any nationality. The awards are also open to scientific or cultural organisations that can be collectively credited with exceptional contributions to scientific knowledge, cultural creation or the fight against climate change.

3) Location

The BBVA Foundation’s focus is Spain and Latin America.

4) Budget

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards will consist of €400,000, a diploma and a commemorative artwork in each prize category.

5) Application

The nomination period will end on 30 June 2024. All nominations should be submitted using the dedicated form on the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards website. Both nominations and the accompanying documentation must be submitted in English only.

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