2020 St Andrews Prize for the Environment Open to Applications

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment was set up by the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the independent exploration and production company, ConocoPhillips to recognise significant contributions to environmental conservation.

The St Andrews Prize aims to find and reward entrepreneurs worldwide who have developed original and practical solutions for specific environmental challenges. Such ideas must be designed to lead to action, and be realistic, realisable, scalable and easy to replicate elsewhere while taking account of any social or economic implications.

Examples of the type of topics applicants might choose to focus on include:


Sustainable development.

Urban regeneration.


Health and environmental health.

Waste, water and sanitation issues.

Renewable energy.

Wildlife conservation including reducing animal-human conflict.

Land use and maintenance.

The scheme is open to individuals and organisations worldwide (including multi-disciplinary teams and community groups).

The overall winner receives US$100,000, and the runner(s)-up will receive US$25,000.

Applications must be made through the online entry form by the deadline of 21 June 2019.

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