Deadline: 27 May 2017
Applications are open for “UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science” to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme director or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help interpret science, research and technology to the public.
The objective of the Prize is in conformity with UNESCO’s policies and is related to the Programme of the Organization in the field of the raising awareness and popularizing science.
The Prize is funded by the Kalinga Foundation Trust, the Government of the State of Orissa, India and the Government of India (Department of Science and Technology).
The one-time award consists of: a cheque for the amount of the prize US$20,000, a certificate and the UNESCO-Albert Einstein silver medal.
- Writers, editors, lecturers, radio/television programme directors or film producers who have devoted their career to interpreting science, research and technology for the general public.
- The applicant does not need to have a science degree.
- This prize does not reward research.
- This prize does not reward formal teaching (in a school/university), nor curriculum development for the formal learning sector.
- Candidates are submitted by the government through the country’s National Commission for UNESCO.
- Each National Commission for UNESCO shall propose a candidate on the basis of recommendations from: national associations for the advancement of science or other science associations, and/or national associations of science writers or scientific journalists.
- Each Member State may propose a single candidature consisting of one individual only.
- Candidatures sent directly to UNESCO by individuals will not be accepted.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via postal mail at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit UNESCO-Kalinga Prize.