The BBVA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards’ to recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.

Funding brief: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions.

The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:
Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
Biology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Climate Change
Economics, Finance and Management
Humanities and Social Sciences
Music and Opera

The Climate Change award recognizes both research endeavors in confronting this challenge and impactful actions informed by the best science. In Humanities and Social Sciences, the award will alternate annually between these two disciplinary domains, with this eleventh edition dedicated to the Humanities. Finally, the Music and Opera category encompasses composition, instrumental and vocal performance, musical and stage direction, and video art creation associated with musical or operatic works.

Donor Name: The BBVA Foundation
Funding name: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Deadline: June, 28th, 2018 at 23:00 GMT

Funding details link:

Funding limit: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards consist of 400,000 euros, a diploma and a commemorative artwork in each of their eight categories.

In the event that an award is shared by more than one person, its monetary amount will be divided equally among all recipients.

All awards, in whatever category, will be subject to the withholding and other taxes prescribed by current legislation, which will be deducted from their total amount.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

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Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Candidates may be one or more natural persons of any nationality, without limitation of number, that have made independent or convergent contributions to a given advance, whether due to a formal collaboration (with the nominees belonging to one or more groups) or parallel working. The awards are also open to scientific or cultural organizations that can be collectively credited with exceptional contributions to scientific knowledge, cultural creation or the fight against climate change.
Awards may not be granted posthumously.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

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How to apply:
All nominations should be submitted using the dedicated form on the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards website:
If an award goes to a legal person, it must furnish the following documents after being notified of the award decision:
  A copy of its bylaws
  A copy of its tax identification number
  A statement from the pertinent governing body of the organization or institution confirming its acceptance of the award
Both nominations and the accompanying documentation must be submitted in English only.
The nominating institution or individual must provide the following information and documentation, as specified at the above web address:
  Award category for which the candidate is nominated
  Name of the nominating institution and officer/body, with the corresponding contact data (postal and e-mail address, plus landline and cell phone numbers)
  Letter of nomination signed by the nominating officer/body
  Candidate particulars including institutional affiliation and contact data
  Description of the salient contributions of the candidate and reasoned arguments for the nomination (maximum of three pages, single spaced)
  Candidate’s curriculum vitae

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