Deadline:

9 September 2019.

Location:

Online.

One-week academic visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

(Prize)

Description

UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science

UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO, various professional, academic and non-governmental organizations active in the field of ethics of science and technology, members of relevant UNESCO’s expert bodies and UNESCO’s partners, to propose candidates for the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science 2019.

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Established in 2003 by the Executive Board of UNESCO at its 166th session on the initiative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, this Prize, awarded every two years, is intended to reward the activities of individuals and groups in the field of ethics in science.

By thus promoting ethical reflection on issues raised by advances in science and technology, it is expected to help significantly to increase international awareness and highlight the importance of ethics in science.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Ethics of Environment.
  • Ethics of climate change.
  • Environmental sustainability.

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

One-week academic visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • which is to include the delivery of speeches in the relevant academic gatherings, organized for this purpose by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

The purpose of the Prize is to reward activities in the field of ethics in science, including:

  • high-quality ethical scholarly reflection and research on issues raised by recent scientific and technological advances;
  • major contributions to providing advice to policy-makers on ethical questions in research and development in order to establish and support science ethics policies and committees;
  • activities aimed at developing education and training regarding the ethical dimensions of science;
  • outstanding contributions to fostering science communication, public awareness and debate on the ethics of science and technology.

Note: The Prize may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations. Nominees (i.e. candidates) must be living persons or existing institutions.

Opportunity Cost

(Prize)

  • The Prize consists of a gold medal of Avicenna along with a certificate, the sum of USD 50,000, and a one-week academic visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is to include the delivery of speeches in the relevant academic gatherings, organized for this purpose by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

How to Apply

First Step: Download the Nomination Form:

Second Step: (1) Nomination form: it must be completed in full in either English or French. It is the responsibility of nominators to ensure all nominations submitted are complete and comply with the requirements as per Article 6.3 of the Statutes of the Prize. To ensure this, nominators may obtain any necessary details from the nominees. The nomination should include:

  • a description of the candidate’s background and achievements extending over several years.
  • a summary of the work submitted to the Jury for consideration, including a clear description of the candidate’s contributions of major importance in the field of ethics of science and technology, as well as publications and other supporting documents related to this year’s theme “Ethics of Environment” with a specific thematic focus on the ethics of climate change and environmental sustainability.
  • a review of the way in which the work submitted has contributed to the development of research in the field of ethics of science and technology and a definition of the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s specific objectives, bearing in mind the 2019 theme of the Prize.
  • a high-resolution photo portrait of the candidate and brief summary for public information purposes.

(2) If a candidate is an institution/organization, the nominator should provide UNESCO with a copy of the candidate’s General Rules/Statutes (the relevant document may be sent to UNESCO by e-mail to: Avicenna.prize@unesco.org.

(3) At least two statements (letters or e-mail messages) of support, from an institution/personality, providing the supporters’ own professional perspectives concerning the nominated achievement and emphasizing the relevance of the nomination vis-à-vis the requirements of the Prize (please indicate full coordinates of the referees, including their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses);

(4) List of enclosed annexes (publications, books, digital supports, and other materials, illustrating the relevance of the nomination vis-à-vis the requirements of the Prize).
These additional materials can be uploaded via the online application platform or sent by electronic mail to: Avicenna.prize@unesco.org. They can also be sent by postal services to:

  • The Secretariat of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science
  • Section of Bioethics and Ethics of Sciences
  • Social and Human Sciences Sector
  • UNESCO House,
  • 7, place de Fontenoy
  • 75352 Paris 07 SP
  • France

Additional material will be presented to the Prize’s Jury and will remain at UNESCO.

(5)  List of translations: Please note that if an official translation of the candidate’s work into either English or French does not exist, it is recommended to supply a detailed explanation in English or French, or a partial translation, of the content.

Third Step:

  • Users with UNESCO accounts can submit candidatures online at: www.unesco.org/avicenna.
  • Other potential submitters are invited to request an account at www.unesco.org/avicenna/accountThe account will allow online submission of the nomination.
  • If the nomination has to be sent by postal services, the complete file should be sent in three ‘hard copies’, or copied on three digital supports (USB, CD or DVD). Applications should be addressed to the Secretariat of the Prize.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by “ Rahaf Elkhodary / Egypt
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