And the winners are.

Recipients of the 2009 Rich Foundation Prizes for Excellence in Research for Women Researchers: Dr. Rachel Barkan, Department of Business Administration; Dr. Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby, Department of the Arts; Dr. Nadya Gurevich, Department of Mathematics; Dr. Iris Shai, Department of Epidemiology; Dr. Bracha Shapira, Department of Information Systems Engineering; Dr. Noemi Tel-Zur, Department of Dryland Biotechnologies. Recipients of the 2009 Rich Foundation Award for Advancement of Women in Academia: Dr. Sarab Abu-Rabia Queder, Department of Man in the Desert; Dr. Naama Marcus Baron, Soroka University Medical Center; Dr. Shirly Bar-David, Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology; Dr. Tal Eyal, Department of Psychology; Dr. Iris Visoly-Fisher, Department of Chemistry; Dr. Tehila Kogut, Department of Education; Dr. Julia Lerner, Department of Sociology-Anthropology; Dr. Batia Shimoni, Department of Hebrew Literature; Dr. Naama Atzaba-Poria, Department of Psychology; Dr. Hila Riemer, Department of Management; Dr. Orit Sivan, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences; Dr. Shira Stav, Department of Hebrew Literature; Dr. Tali Tadmor-Shimony, Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism; Dr. Karine van der Beek, Department of Economics. - R.N.