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The Selection Process

The assessment committee of the prize first evaluates the general features and qualifications of the “works” and then sends the selected ones to the scientific committee.

• Submitted works should not have been awarded any other international prizes.

• In the final step, a group of seven high-profile researchers and academics examine the works and select one according to the following criteria:

 

Distinctive features of the work

The work should be notably innovative and outstanding; it should have specific applications and tangible results with reasons specified for its significance.

 

Influence of the work

The work should have already resulted in advancing the frontiers of knowledge; it should also have had a great regional or global impact. Its results should have been published either in the form of a scientific theory or should have potential for production and wealth generation. Moreover, it should have a visible impact on the economy, culture, society, health, environment, and/or public welfare. The work should also have a share in addressing scientific and technological needs and solving social problems.

 

Owner of the work

The owner of the work (nominee) should have a high scientific profile and good reputation. This manifests itself in the number and quality of his/her publications, innovations, patents, etc. The nominee should also have an innovative and holistic scientific spirit.

 

 

 

For more about four Categories covered by the Prize see this page

For more about the Secretariat and the Policy Making Council of the Prize go to this page