The Prize

Presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary ethical leadership, the Inamori Ethics Prize honors outstanding international ethical leaders whose actions and influence have greatly improved the condition of humankind.

The prize was first awarded in 2008 to Francis S. Collins, a physician-geneticist and leader of the Human Genome Project.

The Inamori Ethics Prize carries with it a monetary award, which is intended to support the recipient’s ongoing work. Each year’s recipient is conferred the prize at Case Western Reserve University, where he or she also delivers a public lecture about his or her work and the challenges that lie ahead.

Past Recipients

Past Recipients

Since it was first presented in 2008, the Inamori Ethics Prize has honored the leader of the Human Genome Project and the first woman president of Ireland. Who will be next? See the previous winners.