Funding brief: UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO, various professional, academic and non-governmental organizations active in the field of ethics of science and technology, members of relevant UNESCO’s expert bodies and UNESCO’s partners, to propose candidates for the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science 2019.
This year it will reward activities in the field of advancing the “Ethics of Environment” with a special thematic focus on ethics of climate change and environmental sustainability.
Nominations should strictly take into consideration this year’s theme and the specific thematic vision of the Prize.
Its purpose is to reward activities in the field of ethics in science, including:
● High-quality ethical scholarly reflection and research on issues raised by recent scientific and technological advances;
● Major contributions to providing advice to policy-makers on ethical questions in research and development in order to establish and support science ethics policies and committees;
● Activities aimed at developing education and training regarding the ethical dimensions of science;
● Outstanding contributions to fostering science communication, public awareness and debate on the ethics of science and technology.
Theme of the 2019 edition of the Prize: “Ethics of Environment” with a specific thematic focus on the ethics of climate change and environmental sustainability
Donor Name: UNESCO
Funding name: Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science 2019
Deadline: Deadline for the submission of candidates: 9th, September, 2019 at 23:59 (Paris time, UTC+1).
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Funding limit: The Prize consists of a gold medal of Avicenna along with a certificate, the sum of USD 50,000. The Prize-winner is also invited for a one-week academic visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, during which he/she will deliver speeches in relevant academic gatherings, organized for this purpose by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Eligible organization: As below
● The Prize may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations. Nominees (i.e. candidates) must be living persons or existing institutions.
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
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● Form (Proposal):
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How to apply: Users with UNESCO accounts can submit candidatures online at: www.unesco.org/avicenna.
● Other potential submitters are invited to request an account at www.unesco.org/avicenna/account.
The account will allow online submission of the nomination.
● If the nomination has to be sent by postal services, the complete file should be sent in three ‘hard copies’, or copied on three digital supports (USB, CD or DVD). Applications should be addressed to the Secretariat of the Prize.
● If a candidate is an institution/organization, the nominator should provide UNESCO with a copy of the candidate’s General Rules/Statutes (the relevant document may be sent to UNESCO by e-mail to: Avicenna.email@example.com).
● At least two statements (letters or e-mail messages) of support, from an institution/personality, providing the supporters’ own professional perspectives concerning the nominated achievement and emphasizing the relevance of the nomination vis-à-vis the requirements of the Prize (please indicate full coordinates of the referees, including their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses);
● List of enclosed annexes (publications, books, digital supports, and other materials, illustrating the relevance of the nomination vis-à-vis the requirements of the Prize). These additional materials can be uploaded via the online application platform or sent by electronic mail to: Avicenna.firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be sent by postal services to:
Dafna Feinholz,Secretary of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics of Science, Chief of the Bioethics and Ethics of Science Section, Social and Human Sciences Sector
UNESCO. 7, place de Fontenoy, 75732 Paris Cedex 07 SP France, Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 06 54 / ext. 14 08, E-mail: email@example.com
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