Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 30 May 2014.
The ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award is given annually to young scientists or researchers who have made significant contributions in the area of sustainable development. This year the award is open to those engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development in three areas: disaster risk reduction, sustainable agriculture, and waste.
Candidates must be employed at institutions of higher education in the Asia–Pacific region (excluding the USA and Canada), and should have completed their PhD degree between 1 June 2009 and 1 June 2014.
As part of the judging process, the top three finalists in each category will be sponsored to present their work in a public symposium that is to be held on 10 July 2014 in Tokyo. Winners will receive a cash award of US$1,000.
For further details about eligibility requirements, the evaluation process and awards to be offered, please visit the ProSPER.Net website.
The ProSPER.Net academic and research alliance is an effort of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) project at UNU-IAS to bring about understanding and delivery of ESD and sustainable development at the postgraduate level. The creation of the network and implementation of joint activities are currently supported by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.