The United Nations University (UNU) is looking for candidates for its third annual award to young scientists based in the Asia-Pacific region who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development.
The ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award (YSA) in Sustainable Development is being held in conjunction with academic publisher Elsevier and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
For 2011, awards will be given in each of three areas: ICT for Sustainable Development (in areas such as climate change, water, agriculture and MDGs); Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management; and Science & Technology with a Focus on Poverty Eradication.
The UNU explains that: “The award in ICT for Sustainable Development is intended to spur research in this area by promoting the careers of outstanding young scientists and inspiring others through their example.”
The award is open to those engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development in any of the above three areas. For more information on how candidates qualify or can be nominated, please visit the UNU website.
ProSPER.Net is the network for the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research, a group of several leading higher education institutions in Asia and the Pacific that have committed to work together to integrate Sustainable Development into postgraduate courses and curricula. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
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