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The Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award

The Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development is given annually to young scientists or researchers, based in the Asia-Pacifi c region, who have made signifi cant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development. For 2010, awards will be given in each of four areas: Energy, Water, Agriculture & Food Security, and Economics, Business, & Management.


The award is open to those engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development in any of the above four areas. Candidates are expected to be employed at institutions of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding USA and Canada), and should be less than 40 years old as of 1 July 2010. Candidates may be put forth by nomination or direct application. Nominations and applications must be supported by two letters of recommendation.


All qualified applications will be evaluated by an international panel of three recognized experts in Sustainable Development in each of the four areas.
Evaluation Criteria
  • Number of citations and h-index
  • Number and quality of publications and patents
  • Documented social impact
Winners will receive a cash award and will be offered a fellowship from the International Bureau of the German Ministry of Education. These prestigious fellowships provide travel, supplies and living expenses to spend between six and twelve months collaborating with any research group of the recipient’s choosing in Germany. Names and affi liations of winners will be widely publicized through a global press release. 
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