Who may apply?

  • Writers, editors, lecturers, radio/television programme directors or film producers who have devoted their career to interpreting science, research and technology for the general public.
  • The applicant does not need to have a science degree.
  • This prize does not reward research.
  • This prize does not reward formal teaching (in a school/university), nor curriculum development for the formal learning sector.
  • Candidates are submitted by the government through the country’s National Commission for UNESCO.
  • Each National Commission for UNESCO shall propose a candidate on the basis of recommendations from: national associations for the advancement of science or other science associations, and/or national associations of science writers or scientific journalists.
  • Each Member State may propose a single candidature consisting of one individual only.
  • Candidatures sent directly to UNESCO by individuals will not be accepted.
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