About the Rolf Schock Prizes

Rolf Schock, who died in 1986, specified in his will that half of his estate should be used to fund four prizes in the fields of logic and philosophy, mathematics, the visual arts and the musical arts.

The fortune is managed by the Schock Foundation, which decides on the prizes on the basis of proposals from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (logic and philosophy and mathematics), the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (visual arts) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (musical arts).

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences appoint prize committees in logic and philosophy and mathematics that send out nomination invitations and then review the nominated candidates. It is not possible to nominate without an invitation from the committee, or to nominate yourself.