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Guinea International Prize

UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

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The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences rewards significant efforts of individuals or institutions through scientific research towards improving the quality of human life. The Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, to support the achievement 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as UNESCO’s global priorities included in the Medium-term Strategy 2014-2021.

Life sciences hold the key to a better future, as they contribute to poverty eradication, improved health, food, and water security. The core objectives of the Prize is to encourage research, enhance collaboration amongst researchers; and reinforce networks of centers of excellence in the life sciences towards these goals.


The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize, funded by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is given annually to a maximum of three laureates. They receive a monetary award of USD 350,000, divided equally among laureates, to help further their research, together with a certificate and the “Integracion Tribal” statuette by Equatorial Guinean artist Leandro Mbomio.


Individual(s) or Institutions endorsed by:

Each can endorse up to 5 candidates no later than the deadline set each year. Self-nominations are not eligible.

Application Materials 

Candidates must register online

After registration, candidates will receive a temporary password to access and complete an online form in English or French. The application form includes

  • Background Information
  • Outline of the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s objectives
  • Summary of the work/research
  • List of Publications.
  • All supporting material (e.g. publications, photos, videos) must be transmitted electronically through the online system.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline20 December,2020
Open toAll



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