World Cultural Council Invites Nominations for Science and Education Awards 2022

Nominations are being accepted until 20 November 2021 for international awards that recognise scientists and educators who have made a significant contribution to humankind.

Founded in 1981 and based in Mexico, the World Cultural Council (Consejo Cultural Mundial) is an international organisation whose goals are to promote cultural values and the positive use of knowledge among people, nations and governments. The organisation holds ceremonies which honour and reward outstanding scientists, educators and artists, who have contributed positively to the enrichment of humankind.

Albert Einstein World Award of Science

This annual award seeks to recognise and encourage scientific and technological research and development. It has a particular focus on research which has brought true benefit and wellbeing to humankind.

José Vasconcelos World Award of Education

This biennial award is intended to provide recognition and encouragement to eminent figures whose work has had a positive impact on the field of education. Specifically, it is awarded to a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or an education policy maker, who has had a significant positive influence on the quality and reach of teaching and learning in society.

Each award consists of a diploma, commemorative medal and cash prize of $10,000.

Nominations may only be proposed through the following authorities in any country: President/Prime Minister; Ministers of Science and Technology or Culture and Education; Directors of institutes and organisations; Rectors, Presidents, Provosts or Deans of universities; or members of the World Cultural Council.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards must be submitted by 20 November 2021.

Awards will be presented during a ceremony provisionally scheduled to be held in the autumn of 2022.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)