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Volvo Environment Prize 2021

Volvo Environment Prize 2021

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Applications call for Volvo Environment Prize 2021

The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. The International Prize Jury, a group of internationally renowned scientists, makes the final selection of prize laureate.


The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded annually. Moreover, the Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture, and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 140,000 or USD 150,000). The award ceremony is in Stockholm in November each year.


The span of disciplines and activities for which nominations can be made is wide and includes all disciplines which have relevance to the environment. The research of nominees should be based on scientific grounds but must clearly show impacts outside of the specific discipline.


Nominations must include the following:

  • A short letter of motivation.
  • A detailed description of the research the nominee has conducted and how it adds to our knowledge around environmental science. However, the main achievements and their importance should be emphasized.
  • Similarly, emphasis must also be placed on the impacts of the research outside of the particular discipline e.g. impacts on policy development, impacts on sustainability, and/or contribution to changed behavior.
  • CV of the nominee + list of published papers/s and links if available.
  • Letter/s of reference. Maximum 3 letters written by someone other than the nominator.
  • Nominations should be submitted in English using the official form available at www.environment-prize.com.
  • When not feasible, please contact the secretariat [email protected]
  • When submitting nominations for a group of named individuals please send one nomination for each person (maximum 3 persons) and specify in the description of achievements that the nomination is for a shared prize.
  • Furthermore, a nomination remains valid for three years and self-nominations are not accepted.


A Scientific Committee reviews the nominations and presents a report to the international Prize Jury. The Jury recommends one or several winners to the Board of the Volvo Environment Prize Foundation, which then makes the formal decision. The decision is made public in October and the prize is awarded in November each year at a ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline10 January,2021
Open toAll
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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