Asia-Pacific Science Prize Open for Scientists Under 40

Students, faculty and staff younger than 40 are encouraged to apply to a new award centered around green growth in research.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) is an organization of 21 Pacific-Rim countries, including the U.S., working to facilitate economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize) will honor a scientist who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research, cooperated with scientists from other APEC-member economies and contributed to this year’s theme of green growth.

The ASPIRE Prize includes $25,000 and travel to the Joint Ministerial Meeting on Energy and Transportation in San Francisco in September, where Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will present the award. Any U.S. citizen is eligible to be nominated for the ASPIRE Prize and must be under the age of 40 as of Dec. 31.

Because APEC is limiting the number of nominations from the U.S., the group requests that each university submit one nominee. Dr. Karen Adams in the Georgia Tech Fellowships Office will convene a committee to select Tech’s nominee.

The campus deadline for applicants is Monday, July 18, in anticipation of the national submission deadline on Sunday, July 24. To be considered, please send a completed nomination form (available for download in sidebar), CV and 1-2 letters of recommendation to Karen Adams by Monday, July 18, at noon.