Deadline: 15 November 2022
The Call for applications for the first edition of the UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is now open!
Nominate an outstanding STEM researcher for a chance to highlight their work and the importance of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. The UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) aims to encourage young people to undertake scientific careers more so making their work more visible to the community and society.
Awarded every two years to five laureates from the five geographic regions of UNESCO (Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America and Latin America and the Caribbean), its purpose to encourage youth participation in STEM, in particular women and girls, so as to promote gender equality, scientific literacy and the choice of a scientific career.
The Prize goes to candidates for their significant achievement/contribution to: Research in the STEM including the emerging technologies or; STEM education, dissemination of research findings, as well as creativity and innovation or, International or regional cooperation in STEM.
The Prize consists of an award of US $ 50,000 for each of the five laureates as well as a medal and a diploma. In line with UNESCO’s global priority on Gender Equality, the proposed Prize will also serve to encourage more women to adopt and pursue a STEM career.
- Candidates who shall have earned recognition for their significant achievement/contribution to: Research in the STEM including the emerging technologies or STEM education, dissemination of research findings, as well as creativity and innovation or International or regional cooperation in STEM.
- Candidates must be less than 40 years old at the time of the application deadline.
- Candidatures of young women scientists encouraged.
Who can submit nominations?
The nominations can be submitted by the following entities:
- Governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions
- Non-governmental organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO and active in relevant fields covered by the Prize
- UNESCO Chairs
- Category 2 Centres
- International scientific unions
- Nominations must be completed in full in English or French.
- Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written recommendation, which shall include: a description of the candidate’s background and achievements a summary of the work, publications and other supporting documents of major importance, submitted for consideration a description of the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s objectives.
- self-nomination not considered.