Donor Name: UNESCO
Award name: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize
Award brief: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is awarded biennially. The purpose of the UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is 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. He/she is expected to be knowledgeable of the role of science, technology and general research in the improvement of the public welfare, the enrichment of the cultural heritage of nations and the solutions to the problems of humanity either nationally, regionally or internationally. 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.
Deadline: 27th, May, 2017
● 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.
● The laureate will also be offered the Kalinga Chair established by the Government of India (Department of Science and Technology) which comprises a certificate and cash award of US$5,000. He/she will be invited to travel to India (travel and lodgings will be funded by the Government of India), for a two to four week period to interact with scientists and science communicators. He/she will be provided with appropriate facilities to familiarize him/herself with Indian life and culture, Indian research and educational institutions, and the development of India’s industry and economy. He/she will also be invited to visit Indian universities and attend meetings within India’s scientific societies, particularly those of the Indian Science Congress Association. While in India, the recipient will be asked to deliver lectures in English and to take part in meetings in order to present recent progress in science and technology as well as the social, cultural and educational impacts of modern science. Thus, he/she should preferably be proficient in English.
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Eligible organization: As below
● Nominations are submitted to UNESCO by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and by non-governmental organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO, each of which may propose a single candidature consisting of one individual only. Candidatures sent directly to UNESCO by individuals will not be accepted.
● Candidates can be writers, editors, lecturers, radio/television/web 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.
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How to apply:
● Interested candidates are invited to contact their country’sNational Commission for UNESCO(http://en.unesco.org/countries/national-commissions) to express their interest in being their country’s candidate for this prize. If you belong to a national association for the advancement of science or any other science association, including science writers or scientific journalists, inform them of your interest in applying for this prize.
● Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written recommendation, which shall include five copies (paper or electronic) of the following documents, in English or French:
● Description of the candidate’s background;
● Completed submission form;
● Summary of the work or the results of the work on the popularization of science, including publications and other supporting materials;
● Description of how the candidate’s submitted work has contributed to the popularization of science.
● Please note that if an official translation of your work into either English or French does not exist, it is recommended to supply a detailed explanation in English or French, or a partial translation, of the content. Candidatures should be sent to:Yoslan Nur, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building, Natural Sciences Sector UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP France
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