Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

2020 Mahathir Science Award Call for Nomination

Call for Nominations: The Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) is pleased to invite nominations of scientific breakthroughs that have demonstrable evidence of significant socio and societal impacts to be nominated for the 2020 Mahathir Science Award.

About the Award: The Mahathir Science Award is a recognition for the best scientific breakthrough in solving the problems of the tropics. The Award has for categories, namely:

  • Tropical Agriculture
  • Tropical Architecture and Engineering
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tropical Natural Resources

The selection of Award winner is based on the scientific breakthroughs, 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.

From among the four categories, two categories are rotated yearly. The Call for Nomination is now open for the Tropical Medicine and Tropical Natural Resources categories. 

The recipient of 2020 Mahathir Science Award will receive a prize of USD100, 000, a gold medal and a certificate. Announcement of winner is tentatively scheduled in June 2020. In receiving the Award, the winner(s) will be required to share their work through many engagement sessions organized by

MSAF, which includes public talk and media sharing sessions.

For more information on the Award and to download nomination form, visit Nomination submission closes on 31 October 2019.

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