Xplorer beyond.

The "XPLORER PRIZE" is a non-governmental and public interest award for young scientists and technicians aged 45 and under who are working full-time in the Chinese mainland,Hong Kong or Macao.

The XPLORER PRIZE is initiated by Ma Huateng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent and founder of the Tencent Foundation, and Professor Rao Yi of Peking University in cooperation with well-known scientists such as Chen Ning Yang, Mao Shude, He Huawu, Wu Hequan, Li Peigen, Chen Shiyi, Zhang Yitang, Shi Yigong, Gao Wen, Xie Kechang, Cheng Taining, Xie Xiaoliang and Pan Jianwei. Initial funding for the award is provided by Tencent Foundation.


  • 2021/01
    Nomination/Individual Applications
  • 2021/05
    Review starts
  • 2021/09
    Announcement of winners
  • 2021/11
    Awarding ceremony



Fundamental science

  • Life Sciences

    Life Sciences

  • Astronomy and Geoscience

    Astronomy and Geoscience

  • Mathematics and Physics

    Mathematics and Physics

  • Chemistry and New Materials

    Chemistry and New Materials

Frontier technologies

  • Information and Electronics Technologies

    Information and Electronics Technologies

  • Energy and Environmental Protection

    Energy and Environmental Protection

  • Advanced Maufacturing

    Advanced Maufacturing

  • Transportation and Construction

    Transportation and Construction

  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies

    Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies

About Tencent Foundation

In 2007, Tencent launched the Tencent Foundation, the first charitable foundation by an Internet enterprise in China. The foundation is devoted to creating a system that empowers every citizen to engage in charitable activities.

In 2015 Tencent Foundation started “99 Charity Day”, the first online charity event in China. The campaign connects non-profit organizations, netizens and enterprises to create a thriving philanthropic ecosystem.