UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in Life Sciences

Applications are welcome for the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

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.

Awards: USD 350,000

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.
  • Self-nominations will not be considered.
Application Process

Candidates must register online.

After registration, candidates will receive a temporary password to access and complete an online form in English or French.

The application form includes:

  • Background Information ;
  • Outline of the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s objectives;
  • Summary of the work/research;
  • List of Publications.

For detailed information on how to register, click here.

Deadline: March 31, 2021.

For more information on how to apply, visit the official site.

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