Call for nominations: 2017 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

24 Apr 2017

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced the opening of the call for nominations for the 2017 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science.

The purpose of the UNESCO-Kalinga Prize is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television program director, or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help interpret science, research, and technology to the public. He/she is expected to be knowledgeable of the role of science, technology, and general research in the improvement of the public welfare, the enrichment of the cultural heritage of nations, and the solutions to the problems of humanity either nationally, regionally, or internationally.

This year’s winner will be awarded by the Director-General during the World Science Forum to be held in Amman, Jordan, on 11-12 November 2017. The recipient will receive a monetary award of USD 20,000, a certificate, and the UNESCO Albert Einstein silver medal.

For more information regarding the Kalinga Prize and the qualifications of the candidates, please visit the following link: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/sti-policy/global-focus/science-popularization/prizes/kalinga-prize/regulations-for-the-award-of-the-kalinga-prize/