Overview

Donor: Volvo Environment Prize Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Sweden
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual
Deadline: 20.01.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 150.000$
Total available budget: 150.000$
Funding type: Prize
Maximum grant size: 150.000$
Funding ratio: 100%

Sectors

  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Water & Sanitation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Description

1) Objective

Starting in 1990, the Volvo Environment Prize honors innovations or discoveries, either scientific, socioeconomic, or technological, which are significant in the environmental field, and which have global or regional importance. Laureates of the Volvo Environment Prize represent all fields of studies and initiatives in environment and sustainability in developing countries and emerging markets. To date, most candidates for the Prize are scientists and engineers in environmental protection, life sciences, earth sciences, and social sciences. Priority is given to an individual or to a group of named individuals, rather than to institutions.

The Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. Internationally renowned scientists in the Prize Jury make the final selection of prize laureate. The award ceremony is held in Stockholm in November  each year.

2) Eligibility

Candidates from across the globe are eligible for application: There are many outstanding biologists and environmental scientists among the laureates but the scope of the award is wide. The idea is to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field. Previous laureates also include economists, urban development experts, energy specialists, poverty adversaries and many others who are exploring the path to sustainability.

3) Location

The candidates can come from anywhere in the world.

4) Budget

The Prize is awarded annually and consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award of SEK 1.5 million (approximately €150,000 or $160,000). The award ceremony is held in Stockholm in November  each year.

5) Application

Nominations for the 2024 award are accepted and must be submitted by January 20th, 2024.

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