CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

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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.

The Prize, funded by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is given annually to a maximum of three laureates. 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.

The Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, to support the achievement 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as UNESCO’s global priorities included in the Medium-term Strategy 2014-2021.

Who can apply?

Individual(s) or Institutions endorsed by:

Self-nominations will not be considered.

How to apply?

Candidates must send their documents to the National Commission through Info@unescoghana.org

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.

Deadline?

30th April, 2019

For any other questions regarding the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences or the submission process, please contact the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO Secretariat or Visit:  https://en.unesco.org/stem/lifesciences-prize

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