The purpose of this Prize is to reward the projects and activities of an individual, individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in the life sciences leading to improving the quality of human life.
The objectives of the Prize are in conformity with UNESCO’s policies and are related to the central function of UNESCO’s Major Programme II: to encourage research and the setting up and further development of networks of centres of excellence in the life sciences contributing to improving the quality of human life.
Candidates shall have made a significant research contribution to the life sciences. Prizes may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.
The prizewinner(s), maximum three, shall be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of the assessments and recommendations made to him/her by an international jury.
The nomination form should be completed in English or French only, and should reach UNESCO no later than 30 April 2010.
The first award ceremony will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in 2010 at a date to be announced.
For further information see:
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