Applications are open for Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact 2021. This program is for championing researchers who address global challenges. Science is critical in solving global challenges. In 2021 Nature Research Awards invite applications from early career researchers working in these areas:
- Food security, water security and/or energy security – ensuring a long term, sustainable supply of either food, water or energy.
- Healthcare interventions – the assessment, improvement or promotion of human health.
- Environmental protection – protection of the natural environment on land and water including the repair of damage.
- Climate change – slowing climate change and adapting to what’s unavoidable.
- Sustainable cities – building green, liveable cities that last.
- The winner of Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact will receive a grant of USD 30,000, coverage on nature.com and on the Award’s website.
- The two runners up will each receive a grant of USD 10,000 and coverage on nature.com and on the Award’s website.
Applicants applying for Nature Research Awards for Driving Global must:
- Be an employee of a university, research institute or any other not-for-profit organisation.
- Hold a PhD or clinical doctorate, one of which awarded not earlier than 1st January 2006.
Lead an independent research group established within the past 5 years as of 1st January 2021.
- Demonstrate the application, or potential application, of their research to make a positive impact on one of the global challenges above.
- Dates may be adjusted in the case of maternity leave(s) or other formal leave(s) of absence taken before the application deadline to adjust for the duration of the leave taken.
- The reference date for calculation of the eligibility period should be the date of commencement of the first independent research project led by the team leader named in the application. In practice everyone who commenced such a position after 31st December 2015 is eligible. This period will be extended in the case of maternity leave(s) or other formal leave(s) of absences taken after the 1st January 2006 and before the application deadline with the duration of the leave taken.
- Scientific achievements.
- Research program and its potential for scientific impact.
- Research program and its potential for impact on the global challenges.