Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2021 [Cash Prizes Upto Rs. 9Cr]: Apply by July 17


Applications are open for the Queen Elizabeth Prize (QEPrize) for Engineering 2021. The QEPrize seeks nominations from the public that celebrate a wide variety of engineering innovations across all sectors of the profession, and breadth of nominators from all corners of the globe.

The £1 million prizes are the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade, awarded to up to five engineers responsible for a bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation of global benefit to humanity.

The prize will recognize and celebrate the best and also serve to illuminate the sheer excitement of modern engineering. It will provide an unparalleled opportunity to demonstrate how engineers and engineering are making a real difference across the world. The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering will excite and inspire a whole generation of young people.


The winners will be awarded:

  • A total cash prize of £1 million (one million GBP) (Rs. 9,30,07,032.10 approx.); and
  • Appropriate memorabilia to be decided by the Trustees in their sole discretion.
  • In the event that the Prize is received by more than one individual (but not more than five individuals, as above) collaborating under a single nomination, the Prize money will be shared between the winners as determined by the Trustees in their sole discretion on the advice of the Judging Panel.
Eligibility Criteria

Entry to the Prize is open to:

  1. Any living individual (or not more than five living individuals working as a team);
  2. Of any nationality;
  3. Who is personally responsible for ground-breaking innovation in engineering which has been of global benefit to humanity. Self-nomination is not permitted.
  4. The Trustees reserve the right to reject any nomination where, in their reasonable opinion, there is or is likely to be a conflict of interest between the nominees, nominators, or any referees and any other nomination or the Prize more generally.
Judging Criteria

The judges will use these criteria to select the winner, or winners, of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering:

  • What is it that this person has done (or up to five people have done) that is a ground-breaking innovation in engineering?
  • In what way has this innovation been of global benefit to humanity?
  • Is there anyone else who might claim to have had a pivotal role in this development?
Call for Nominations

Interested candidates can submit their nominations online by clicking here. The last date to submit the nominations is July 14, 2020.


Phone Number: +44 [0]20 7766 0600

Email ID: info@qeprize.org

For official notification, click the link below.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2021



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