The prize is awarded to a scientist of high international standing for the contribution of his or her work to the interdisciplinary development of population studies and the importance of international comparisons. The prize is awarded to a mid-career researcher to honour work already accomplished and to encourage further research.

Vladimir ShkolnikovMax Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock2005
Wolfgang LutzInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)2009
Gunnar AnderssonStockholm University2013
Anne GautierNetherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)2017
Bruno SchoumakerUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCL)2021
Prize awarded jointly by the MatteiDogan Foundation and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

Terms and conditions of award

Candidates must be nominated by IUSSP members; no candidate may nominate themselves.

The documents required to complete the nomination package are as follows 
1) a letter of nomination signed by at least six IUSSP members of at least three different nationalities 
2) two letters of recommendation from leading population experts who are not signatories to the letter of nomination 
3) a curriculum vitae including a complete list of the candidate’s publications.