Application Deadline: 31 December 2016 at midnight.
UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to propose candidates for the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.
Awarded every year, the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences is intended to reward projects and activities of an individual, individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in the life sciences, which have led to improving the quality of human life. The Prize encourages research as well as the establishment and development of networks of centres of excellence in the life sciences.
Nomination of Candidates
1. Nominations for the Prize must be submitted to the Director-General:
(a) by the governments of UNESCO Member States, in consultation with their respective National Commissions; Or,
(b) by non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO and active in relevant fields covered by the Prize. (See attached list of such NGOs)
Candidates shall have made significant research contribution to the life sciences to enhance the quality of human life.
The prizewinner(s), maximum three, shall be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of the assessments and recommendations made to her by an international jury.
- The award winners receive a monetary award of US $300,000 (Three hundred thousand United States dollars), a diploma and a medal.
How to submit your nomination
- Nomination for the Prize should be submitted, no later than 31 December 2016, by filling out the nomination form in either English or French only, by post (the original form) and by e-mail (advanced copy) at the following address:
Secretariat of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences
Natural Sciences Sector
7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP
tel.: +33 1 126.96.36.199
Self-nomination cannot be considered.
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