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.
Application Deadline: 31st March 2021.
Eligible Countries: Member states of the United Nations
To be taken at (country): UNESCO Paris or the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Eligible Field of Study: Life sciences
About the Award: The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences rewards significant efforts of individuals or institutions through scientific research towards improving the quality of human life.
Life sciences hold the key to a better future, as they contribute to poverty eradication, improved health, food and water security. The core objectives of the Prize is to encourage research, enhance collaboration amongst researchers and reinforce networks of centers of excellence in the life sciences towards these goals.
Eligibility: Individual(s) or Institutions endorsed by:
- Either Member States in consultation with their National Commissions; or
- Non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO active in a field covered by the Prize.
Each can endorse up to 5 candidates no later than the deadline set each year. Self-nominations will not be considered.
Selection Criteria: The prizewinner(s) shall be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of the assessments and recommendations made to her by an international jury.
Number of Awardees: The Prize, funded by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is given annually to a maximum of three laureates.
Value of Research: They receive a monetary award of USD 350,000, divided equally among laureates, to help further their research, together with a certificate and the “Integracion Tribal” statuette by Equatorial Guinean artist Leandro Mbomio.
How to Apply: Candidates must register online.
After registration, candidates will receive a temporary password to access and complete an online form in English or French.
Application form includes:
- Background Information ;
- Outline of the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s objectives;
- Summary of the work/research;
- List of Publications.
All supporting material (e.g. publications, photos, videos) must be transmitted electronically through the online system.
Once complete, applications may be submitted in two ways:
- Candidates invited to apply by a NGO can upload proof of their endorsement and submit to the UNESCO Secretariat.
- Candidates can submit their application to a National Commission through the online process.
The UNESCO Secretariat receives only applications that have been officially endorsed. The candidate should make all efforts to ensure endorsement with the relevant National Commission.
Nominations after deadline or by individuals without endorsement will be excluded.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2021.
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