UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists

Deadline: 15 November 2022

Deadline: 15 November 2022

Applications open for the UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize.

To encourage young people to pursue scientific professions and increase their work’s visibility in the community and society, the UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) was established.

 The first edition of the Prize, which honors young people’s contributions to socioeconomic transformation and development on a global scale while also spurring young people’s interest in science, especially among girls as well as women, in order to advance gender equality, scientific literacy, and the decision to pursue a career in science.

  • At a ceremony held in March 2023, each of the five laureates will receive an award worth $50,000 USD to support their continued contributions to the progress of STEM research.


Candidates receive the Prize in recognition of their noteworthy accomplishments or contributions in:

  • 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

Nominations eligibility
  • Nominations completed in full in English or French.

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
  • Universities

Each nomination 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.
  • No self-nomination considered.

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