UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences


Learn more and apply: https://www.unesco.org/en/prizes/equatorial-guinea

 

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.

A call for applications is currently open, applications must be submitted by 15 November 2022.

Prize-giving ceremony: UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences
14 March 2022

Dr Chad MIRKIN (United States of America), Professor Lunaju LI (China) and Professor Christofer TOUMAZOU (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) will receive the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences, during a ceremony that will take place at UNESCO House in Paris, France, on 14 March 2022.