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The UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences

Application Deadline: 7 April 2024.

The UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences aims to raise awareness of the importance of these disciplines for peaceful and prosperous societies. It was created to foster scientific progress, science popularization and international cooperation. The Prize is awarded annually to two scientists in recognition of their breakthrough discoveries, outstanding innovations and avid promotion of the basic sciences which have led to socio-economic transformation at global or regional scale. The first edition of the prize was in 2021.

It is awarded annually to two individual award-winners for their breakthrough discoveries, outstanding innovations and avid promotion of the basic sciences, driving or with potential to drive in the future, socio-economic transformation and development of human societies. The Prize consists of a monetary reward of US $250,000 for each of the two winners. A gold medal and a diploma are given to each of the recipients.

Eligibility Criteria

The Prize is awarded to candidates whose scientific achievements are conducive to socio-economic transformation and impact development on a regional or global scale, based on:

  • Excellence in research in the fields of basic sciences;
  • Basic sciences education and popularization;
  • International or regional cooperation in the basic sciences.

There is no age limit for the candidates.

Candidatures of women scientists are encouraged.

Submission Procedure

The nominations can be submitted by the following entities:

No self-nomination shall be considered.

How to Submit

  • The call for nominations is open until 7 April 2024.
  • Nominations can only be submitted electronically through an online dedicated template.
  • Nominations must be completed in full in English or French.
  • Nominations that are incomplete or received after the deadline shall not be considered.

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