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UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences 2021: Apply by Mar 15


Nominations are now invited for the UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences 2021.
The UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences aims to promote and honour excellence in the basic sciences, defined to include the disciplines of chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology, the foundation on which scientific knowledge can be propagated and which are fundamental to the advancement of innovation and sustainable development.


Awarded every year to two prize-winners, its purpose is to reward individuals for their major achievements in terms of development, diffusion, and international cooperation in the basic sciences, which had a significant transformational impact on a regional or global scale. Each of the two individual prize-winners will receive a financial award of USD 250,000 as well as a gold medal and a diploma.

Eligibility Criteria

The Prize is awarded to candidates whose scientific achievements are conducive to socio-economic transformation and impact development on a regional or global scale, based on:

  • Excellence in research in the fields of basic sciences;
  • Basic sciences education and popularization;
  • International or regional cooperation in the basic sciences.
  • There is no age limit for the candidates.
  • Candidatures of women scientists are encouraged.
Call for Nominations

The nominations can be submitted by the following entities:

  • Governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions
  • Non-governmental organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO and active in relevant fields covered by the Prize
  • UNESCO Chairs
  • Category 2 Centres
  • International scientific unions
  • Universities

No self-nomination shall be considered. Nominations can only be submitted electronically through an online dedicated template. To submit your nominations online, click here. The last date to apply is March 15, 2021.


Email ID: mendeleevprize@unesco.org
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UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences 2021


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