2017 St Andrews Prize Global Prize for the Environment ($USD 100,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: Monday, 31 October 2016.

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment was set up by the University of St Andrews and ConocoPhillips in 1998 to recognise significant contributions to environmental conservation. Since its launch, it has attracted entries from all over the world each year on a range of diverse topics.

The Prize is managed by a group of distinguished Trustees from a wide variety of interests and backgrounds. Its purpose is to find and reward entrepreneurs who come forward with original and practical ideas for coping with specific environmental problems. Such ideas must be designed to lead to action, be realistic, realisable and easy to be replicated elsewhere taking account of their social and economic implications. Going from strength-to-strength, the Prize now has increasing international recognition.

The diversity of topics supported continues to grow, but examples include:

  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban regeneration
  • Recycling
  • Health and environmental health
  • Waste, water and sanitation issues
  • Renewable energy
  • Wildlife conservation including reducing animal-human conflict
  • Land use and maintenance


Each year, three finalist projects are selected to present to the Trustees and invited delegates at ceremony at St Andrews University. The winner receives $100,000 USD and the two finalists receive $25,000 USD.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2017 St Andrews Prize Global Prize for the Environment 


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