Pais Foundations The Landau Fund

The Landau Fund

The Foundation was established in 1970 and is named for Dr. Michael Landau, who was the head of Mifal Hapais during its early years, and who served in this position for twenty years, during which time he determined the directions that Mifal Hapais would take, and planned it’s ‘modus operandi’.

Organizational Structure

  • Mifal Hapais Board of Directors
  • General Assembly
  • Foundation Directorate
  • Board of Directors Inspection Committee
  • Advisory Committee for the Prize Topics
  • Judging Committees 
     

Foundation Activities

 
Starting in 2001, every year the Foundation bestows achievement prizes to researchers in the fields of the Sciences and Research, and prizes for Artistes and Creators in the fields of the  Performance Arts.
 

The Mifal Hapais ‘Michael Landau Prize’ for the Sciences and Research

 
The prize is awarded to researchers who have achieved a breakthrough in the field of their research, and have earned international recognition. The sum of the prize is NIS 50,000, given to each researcher.
Every year 8 prizes are awarded in the various fields, which change annually, and which are determined by the Board of Directors’ Permanent Committee.
 

Mifal Hapais ‘Michael Landau Prize’ for the Performing Arts

 
The prize is awarded to Artists and Creators who have made a significant contribution towards cultural activities in their field. The sum of the prize is NIS 50,000 per artiste.
 
Every year ten prizes are awarded in the following fields: Dance, Theater, Documentary Films, Feature Films, Classical Music, Israeli Music and Jazz.
 

The Prize Distribution Procedure

 
Mifal Hapais announces a manifesto in the written media and on the internet, inviting candidates to submit.
 
At the same time, Mifal Hapais appeals to the populace in this sector  -  people involved in the fields of the Arts and the Sciences - to disseminate information about the Prize.
 
A Judgment Committee consisting of 3 members is set up for each category in which the Prize is to be awarded.
 
Appointment of the Judges is done in consultation with the members of the Board of Directors.
The Committee examines the candidates and recommends a winning candidate for each category. 
The winners are announced and the prizes are distributed during a festive ceremony.
 

Prize for the Performing Arts

 
The Landau Foundation was established in 1970 with the objective of supporting the Sciences, Research and the Arts in Israel, and it is named for Dr. Michael Landau, who was the head of Mifal Hapais during its early years.
 
Every year since 2000 the Foundation has distributed the Mifal Hapais Landau Prize for Performing Arts and the Mifal Hapais Landau Prize for the Sciences and Research.
The Mifal Hapais Landau Prize for the Performing Arts is awarded annually to Artistes artistes and Creators creators in the field of the Performing Arts who have made a significant contribution towards cultural activities in the fields of Dance, Theater, Israeli Music, Classical Music, Jazz, Cinema and Television.
 
A prize of NIS 50,000 is bestowed for each of these fields.
The prize is awarded to a single winner, who is a citizen of Israel, living and working in Israel. The winner is chosen each year from amongst dozens of candidates.
The fields for which the prizes are awarded are published every year.
 

Mifal Hapais Landau Prize for the Sciences and Research

 
The prize is aimed at commending Israeli science researchers who have attained worthy achievements in their fields, and who have made a valuable contribution to the promotion of Science and Research.
 
Since 2001 the Foundation has been awarding prizes each year to researchers for achievements in the fields of the Sciences and Research, and prizes for artistes and creators in the fields of the Performing Arts. The Landau Prizes for the Sciences and Research are awarded every year to researchers who have achieved a breakthrough in the fields of the sciences and research, and who have attained achievements in the fields of their research, attaining international recognition.
 
The prize, awarded for five categories, amounts to NIS 50,000 per Scientist.

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