2020 Awards

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are proud to present the Leonardo Award 2020 . This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death to recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career researchers/scholars working in the San Francisco Bay Area . Scientists and scholars conducting research in any field of science and technology or arts and humanities (including the social sciences) are encouraged to apply. Multiple awards will be granted .

The winners will be presented with an award certificate and a $1,000
prize at The Leonardo da Vinci Gala in April 2020.

ISSNAF is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote scientific, academic, and technological cooperation among Italian researchers and scholars active in North America and the world of research, academia, and industry in Italy. The Bay Area Chapter of ISSNAF was established in 2017 to connect the talented pool of Italian researchers and scholars based in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, and to offer them opportunities and support.

Applications are now closed.


Due to the COVID-19 we changed the dates for our Spring Gala. 
Winners will be informed by the end of June 2020. The awards will be presented during the Leonardo da Vinci Society Gala in Fall 2020 (date to be defined)
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Grazie di cuore!