The IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (formerly the International Ranking Expert Group) curates a list of International Academic Awards, acknowledging that academic awards often play a significant role in the performance evaluation of individuals and institutions. Their list of the most prestigious international awards can be downloaded from the link below.

IREG Observatory International Academic Awards List

Key International Research Awards and Prizes include:

A.M. Turing Award

Balzan Prize

Benjamin Franklin Medal

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Breakthrough Prize

Canada Gairdner International Award

Fields Medal

The Kavli Prizes

The Lasker Awards

Priestley Medal

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Stockholm Water Prize

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Volvo Environment Prize

The Wolf Prize

How to nominate

Information on how to nominate for these awards is available here.