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INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE PRIZES

 

Over the years, a number of prestigious international science prizes have seen the light of day. These are awarded by UNESCO on either an annual or biennial basis.

For a brief introduction to each Prize and information on how to apply, please click on the Prize(s) of interest to you.

 

Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science. Awarded in recognition of an outstanding interpretation of science and technology for the general public.

UNESCO Science Prize for an outstanding contribution to the technological development of a developing country or region. Awarded to an individual or group in recognition of their contribution to the technological development of a developing Member State or region through the application of scientific and technological research.

Carlos J. Finlay Prize for Microbiology. Awarded in recognition of an outstanding contribution to microbiology.

Javed Husain Prize for Young Scientist. Rewards pure or applied research conducted by scientists aged 36 or younger in the natural or social sciences or in technology.

Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation. Awarded for outstanding contributions to the management or preservation of the environment.

Great Man-Made River International Prize for Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas. Rewards remarkable scientific research and scientific studies and discoveries in the field of exploration of groundwater and surface water usage in arid zones subject to drought and desertification and contributing to environmental and human development.

UNESCO/Institut Pasteur Medal , created by UNESCO and the Pasteur Institute in 1995 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur. The medal rewards an outstanding contribution to the development of scientific knowledge that has a beneficial impact on human health.

L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science to reward women scientists from around the world.

For further information, write to: y.nur@unesco.org
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