Deadline:

31 October 2019

Location:

Malaysia.

(Prize)

Description

Mahathir Science Award

The Mahathir Science Award is bestowed on any scientists, institutions or organisation worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit.

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This award is positioned as Malaysia’s most prestigious Science Award for tropical sciences, and bestowed on any scientists, institution or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit. As such, this extends beyond the boundaries of Malaysia in order to encourage excellence in tropical science that will accord direct benefits to countries in the tropics and indirectly to the global community.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Tropical Agriculture.
  • Tropical Architecture & Engineering.
  • Tropical Medicine.
  • Tropical Natural Resources.

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

From among the four categories, two categories are rotated yearly. The Call for Nomination is now open for the Tropical Medicine and Tropical Natural Resources categories. Nomination submission closes on 31 October 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Significant research & studies contributing to new knowledge in solving problems in tropics.
  • Demonstrable evidence of significant socio and societal impact.
  • Contribution to policy and governance leading to sustainable improvement to quality of life.
  • National, regional and international recognition (to consider whether same work nominated has been previously awarded).
  • H-index or equivalent.

Opportunity Cost

(Prize)

  • One award will be conferred each year covering any of the four fields. The award carries a cash prize of USD 100,000.00, a gold medal and a certificate.

How to Apply

First Step: The merits of the nominee will be assessed based on the materials which are being provided by the nominator and responses to the questions in the nomination form. It is essential that the nominator attaches to the form all background information about the nominee and evidence of contribution that merits consideration for this award. A complete nomination form must consist:

  • Nomination form.
  • Recent photograph (in high-resolution, not less than 1MB).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of honours and awards.
  • List of product/services commercialised.
  • List of publications and patent (granted and pending).
  • Letter of referral (at least two (2) letters of referral to support the nomination).
  • Supporting document (newspaper clipping, media announcement, etc).

Second Step: Download the form here

Third Step: The Award Secretariat accepts mailed or e-mailed nomination addressed to the below contact:

Award Secretariat
MAHATHIR SCIENCE AWARD FOUNDATION (MSAF)
c/o Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
20th Floor, West Wing MATRADE Tower
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim
50480 Kuala Lumpur E: award@msa-foundation.org

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mohamed Magdi Eweda/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt and Samah Gacem/ Algeria
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team