Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation: Seeking Applications for ASPIRE 2018

Deadline: 13 April 2018

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is seeking applications for its APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”).

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It is an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.

Mission

The ASPIRE Prize supports APEC’s mission to:

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  • Strengthen international science and technology networks;
  • Enhance economic growth, trade and investment opportunities in harmony with sustainable development, through policies, innovative R&D and technologies, and knowledge sharing;
  • Improve linkages and efficiency between research and innovation.

Subjects

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies in subjects such as:

  • Biomedical technology
  • Healthcare supply chains
  • Pharmaceutical technology
  • Point-of-care systems
  • Wearable technology
  • Self-help devices
  • Artificial gene fusion
  • Medical Informatics
  • Cell surface display techniques, robotics
  • Nanomedicine
  • 3D printing and continuous manufacturing
  • Blockchain technology and other relevant fields

Funding Information

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  • Applicants will get funding of USD25,000 in prize money.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any citizen of an APEC member economy is eligible to be nominated for the ASPIRE Prize.
  • He/she must be living at the time of his/her nomination and be under the age of 40 as of 31 December of that year (i.e., all 2018 nominees must be under the age of 40 as of 31 December 2018).

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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Eligible Countries: United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Viet Nam.

For further information, please visit apec.

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