09.06.2011 - UNESCO Venice Office

Call for Nominations - 2011 Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize

© twas.ictp -Goldemberg wins the 2010 Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize

The 'Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize', in honour of illycaffè's late former president, focuses on sustainability science; it is awarded annually and rotates among various fields of science. In 2009 the award was made for research on climate change and its impact on agriculture in developing countries, and in 2010 in the field of renewable energies for environmentally sustainable industrial technologies. The 2011 prize will be awarded in the field of materials science and in 2012 in human health. The deadline for nominations is 20 July. The prize carries a monetary award of USD100,000. Winners also receive a medal and certificate highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded.

The awardee is officially recognized at an international conference where he or she is asked to make a presentation.

The 2011 prize will be awarded in the field of materials science and in 2012 in human health. The deadline for nominations is 20 July. The prize carries a monetary award of USD100,000. Winners also receive a medal and certificate highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded. The awardee is officially recognized at an international conference where he or she is asked to make a presentation.

TWAS is the world's pre-eminent academy of sciences dedicated to the promotion of science in the South. Launched in 1983 by Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam (physics 1979), it oversees a broad range of capacity building programmes. The academy operates under the administrative umbrella of UNESCO.

Link : http://twas.ictp.it/prog/prizes/trieste-science-prize




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