Nominations Invited for Mahathir Science Award

Established in 2010, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF), based in Malaysia, seeks to promote scientific research, international exchange programmes and the sharing of knowledge to solve identified issues of the tropical regions of the world.

MSAF runs the Mahathir Science Award in recognition of contributions and innovations made by scientists, institutions or organisations worldwide towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology. Awards are allocated based on merit.

The award is given for internationally recognised breakthroughs in pioneering tropical research in the following four areas:

Tropical agriculture

Tropical architecture and engineering

Tropical medicine

Tropical natural resources

From among the four categories, two categories are rotated yearly. The 2020 awards are for research in the areas of tropical agriculture and tropical architecture and engineering.

Award winners are selected according to the nature of the scientific breakthrough(s), originality of work, impact and its significance in solving the problems of the tropics by improving the quality of life and contributing to the region’s prosperity.

The award is given to researchers, institutions and organisations worldwide that have made internationally recognised breakthroughs in pioneering tropical research. Any individual or organisation can nominate for the award (but not self nominate).

The award consists of a cash prize of $100,000. A gold medal and certificate are also awarded.

Nominations must be submitted by the deadline of 30 December 2020.

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