The most prominent recognition from the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters is the Academy Award which is awarded annually to a distinguished member of the Academy for life’s work.
The aim of the Academy Award is to recognize the scientific careers of especially distinguished members. The prize was established to be “awarded for especially meritorious scholarly work” – The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Honorary Prize since 1945.
Academy Award 2017 will be awarded April 21, 2017. See programme of the public event (in Finnish)