Call for nominations: UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences
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.
The deadline for submission has been extended until 28 February 2017 at midnight.
Submit a candidate
Nomination for the Prize should be submitted, no later than 28 February 2017, 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.
About the Prize
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.
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.