MAB Young Scientists Awards

Nizar Hani, one of six young scientists to receive the MAB Young Scientists Awards in 2014.

UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards: helping young people help the planet

Since 1989 MAB has been providing  young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation of scientists worldwide because we think well-trained and committed young people are key to addressing ecological and sustainability issues.

The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) at its 29th session on 12-15 June 2017 adopted the new criteria and conditions for the selection of MAB Young Scientists Award winners in order to address the Lima Action Plan (LAP) for Biosphere Reserves and relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in applications.

The deadline for submission of application forms for the 2018 MAB Young Scientists Awards is 15 December 2017.

2017 Edition

The International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC)endorsed seven winners for the MAB Awards for young scientists during its 29th session on 12 - 15 June 2017.

Previous editions

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