Deadline:

31 December 2021

Location:

Online.

(Award)

Description

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) 

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five prizes are bestowed every two years

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The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a scientific prize with a focus on innovation. Established in 2002 by HRH Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, it rewards the efforts made by scientists, inventors, and research organizations around the world which contribute to the sustainable availability of potable water and the alleviation of the escalating global problem of water scarcity.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Surface Water
  • Groundwater
  • Alternative Water Resources
  • Water Management & Protection

Each of the four Specialized Prizes is dedicated to the wide range of research topics that fall within its scope. In past awards, specific topics were chosen for each prize. Nominations are open to all innovative and current research that is relevant to one of the four prizes, which together cover the entire water research landscape.

Some of the many topics that are relevant to each Prize are as follows: CLICK HERE

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

  1. January-August 2022: The evaluation process.
  2. October 2022: The Prize Council announces the winners of the 9th Award and calls for nominations to the 10th award.
  3. November 2022: The awards ceremony for the 10th Award.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • All nominations are made online through an electronic application form that is available on the PSIPW website. All required documentation and submitted works will be uploaded by way of the same form. No mail-in applications will be accepted.
  • If a team of individuals is being nominated, all team members must be named at the time of application and one member must be specified as their representative. Groups of people working on the same project may not be nominated separately. They must be nominated as a group with a single nomination form.
  • The nominee must be an individual or group of individuals. A university, institution, or government agency is not eligible to be a nominee.
  • Nominations for the Specialized Prizes are by direct self-nomination. Nominations for the Creativity Prize must be made by a university, institution, or government agency on behalf of the nominated team of researchers. Individuals may not nominate themselves or others for the Creativity Prize.
  • The work or works being considered for the nomination must have been completed no more than five (5) years before the nomination deadline for the current Prize.
  • Published research papers, published books, published software and registered patents may be submitted for consideration. Unpublished works and unregistered patents are ineligible for the Prize.
  • No more than five (5) distinct works may be submitted. Multiple works should not be collected together and submitted as a single work.
  • Works will be reviewed and judged in English. If the work being nominated was originally published in a language other than English, it must be submitted in the original language accompanied by a full translation or by a translation of the parts of the work that are to be considered for the Prize. If a partial English translation is provided for a work submitted in another language, then only that portion of the work which is translated will be considered for assessment.
  • A nominee can only be nominated for one of the five Prizes during the same award.
  • The work being nominated must not have previously been a recipient of any other international prize. (However, it may have been the recipient of local or regional prizes.)
  • Members of the Prize committees and their immediate relatives may not be nominated for the Prize.

Opportunity Cost

(AWARD)

PSIPW awards five Prizes: a Creativity Prize and four Specialized Prizes:

  • Creativity Prize
    Value :$266,000 (SAR 1 million)
  • Specialized Prizes
    Value:$133,000 (SAR 1/2 million)

How to Apply

First Step: Choose the section you want to apply to as follows

  • Select the Creativity Prize if you represent a university, university department, or other water‐related organization and wish to nominate the innovative work of an interdisciplinary research team. The nominees may or may not be employees or affiliates of your organization. However, please know that as a representative or head of your organization, you may not nominate yourself for this Prize.

Download Application Guide for Creativity Prize (PDF)

  • Select the Specialized Prizes if you are an individual or member of a research team and you wish to nominate your innovative work relating to the fields of Surface Water, Groundwater, Alternative Water resources, or Water Management & Protection.

Download Application Guide for Specialized Prize (PDF)

Second Step: Filling out the Nominee Profile with personal details and specifying the number of works that are going to be submitted with the nomination.

Third Step: upload all required documents and nominated works

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This Scholarship Published by:
SALMA TAREK ABO AMRA/ Egypt

Reviewed by Reem Wally/ Egypt
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team