Infosys Science Foundation
The Infosys Science Foundation, a not-for-profit trust, was set up in February 2009 by Infosys and some members of its Board.
The Foundation instituted the Infosys Prize, an annual award, to honor outstanding achievements of researchers and scientists across six categories: Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences, each carrying a prize of INR 65 lakh.The award intends to celebrate success and stand as a marker of excellence in research. A jury comprising eminent leaders in each of these fields comes together to evaluate the achievements of the nominees against the standards of international research, placing the winners on par with the finest researchers in the world.
In keeping with its mission of spreading the culture of science and research, the Foundation has instituted the Infosys Science Foundation Lectures – a series of public talks by jurors and laureates of the Infosys Prize on their work that will help inspire young researchers and students.