Deadline: 21 June 2019
The University of St Andrews and independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips have announced a call for entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2020 to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world.
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The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be replicated in other places, combining good science, economic reality and political acceptability. The Prize offers people from all backgrounds around the world the chance to help transform their environmental ideas into reality and provides a network of connections and support.
The St Andrews Prize for the Environment is a joint environmental initiative by the University of St Andrews in Scotland, which attracts scholars of international repute and carries out world-class teaching and research, and independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips.
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The winner receives funding of $100,000 USD and each of the runner(s)-up will receive $25,000 USD.
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- Applications are accepted from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams and community groups for this annual prize.
- For an application for the prize to be eligible it must:
- Be related to sustainable development and be aligned with the UN Goals for Sustainable Development – explain the alignment.
- Be related to community progress allied with smart and innovative development and use of the earth’s environmental resources from air, land and sea.
- Be replicable from one geographic area to another and ideally be scalable in size.
- Have a clearly defined need for funding that will make a step change to the applicant’s aims.
- Have the ability to inspire others in the field.
- Contribute to the global pursuit of sustainability in the short to long-term.
An application will be ineligible if it is:
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- Focused on a special interest group or is exclusive of particular groups in society.
- A major infrastructure project e.g. construction of a building.
- A regular/annual event that is not connected to a new initiative.
- A project related to political activities, lobbying or religious groups.
- A project that is designed purely for fundraising purposes.
- A research project.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via the given website.
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For more information, please visit http://www.thestandrewsprize.com/news-articles/2020-st-andrews-prize-opens-for-entries