The NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award is presented to “pioneering scientists and scholars who, through their innovative, groundbreaking research, have made a significant contribution to their respective fields and who inspire the world around them”. It enables them “to continue exploring unconventional academic paths, thereby opening up new research fields and collaborations”. In 2018, Didier Fassin was the first social scientist to be the recipient of the award, which will allow him to conduct a multi-sited project exploring the ubiquitous notion of crisis and its multiple meanings from a global perspective.

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Collège de France
Institute for Advanced Study
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales