The EMET Prize is an annual prize given for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far reaching influence and significant contribution to society. The Prizes, in a total amount of $1 million, are sponsored by the A.M.N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art and Culture in Israel, under the auspices of and in cooperation with the Prime Minister of Israel.The intention of the A.M.N. Foundation, through the award of the EMET Prizes, is to acknowledge those who view excellence as a way of life and the fulfillment of human potential as essential to creating a better world for future generations. The EMET Prize is administered by the Award Committee comprised of representatives appointed by the Prime Minister and the A.M.N. Foundation.The Prizes are awarded to Israeli citizens, and in certain cases, to non-citizens that reside in Israel and consider Israel as their permanent home. The Prizes are awarded annually in the following categories: Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities & Judaism, Art and Culture.