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About the Prize

The Mustafa Prize is a top science and technology award granted to the top researchers and scientists of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states biennially.

The Mustafa Prize seeks to encourage education and research and is set to play the pioneering role in developing regional relations between science and technology institutions working in the OIC member countries. It also aims to improve scientific relation between academics and researchers in order to facilitate the growth and perfection of science in the OIC member states.

The Prize is awarded in four categories, namely “Life Science and Medical Sciences”, “Nano Science and Nanotechnologies”,
“The Information and Communication Science and Technologies”, and “Top Scientific Achievement in other fields”.

The laureates in each section will be awarded 500,000 USD which is financed through the endowments made to the Prize. The winners will also be adorned with a special medal and certificate.

The Mustafa Prize started its job in 2013. The Policy making Council of the Prize which is tasked with supervising various procedures of the event is comprised of high-profile universities and academic centers of OIC member states. The prize will be granted to the works which are deemed to have improved the human life and have made tangible and cutting-edge innovations on the boundaries of science or have presented new scientific methodology.
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Nobelists on Mustafa
Prize, Thomas Südhof

Thomas Christian Südhof (born December 22, 1955) is a biochemist well known for his study of synaptic transmission. Currently, he is a professor in the School of Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and by courtesy in Neurology, and in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is the co-awardee of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with James Rothman and Randy Schekman) for work on vesicle trafficking. More about Prof. Südhof at Nobel. ...

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Nobelists on Mustafa
Prize, Randy Schekman

Randy Wayne Schekman (born December 30, 1948) is a cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and former editor-in-chief of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he was announced as the editor of eLife, a new high-profile open-access journal published by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust launching in 2012. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992. Schekman shared the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology ...

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Our Scientific Standing
Defines Our Global Standing

Mohammad Javad Zarif is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and member of the Mustafa Prize Policy Making Council. “I think this prize is set to play an important role in expansion of science and technology among Muslim nations. By promoting cooperation among Islamic nations, this prize helps acceleration of advancement of science and technology in Islamic countries. Science diplomacy nowadays has a great effect on political negotiations. It has only been through our scientific ...

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Scientific Prizes are
Persuasive

Abdel Salam Majali is the president of Islamic World Academy of Sciences and member of the Mustafa Prize Policy Making Council. “Awarding hard work that evolves excellence -particularly excellence in science – is a very noble and worthwhile objective. Apart from the self-fulfillment that scientists get from their work, they rightly deserve to be monetarily rewarded and their work recognized internationally by means of world-class awards such as the Mustafa Prize. This Prize, instituted by the Islamic Republic of Iran, ...

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