Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 24 May 2015.
The ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award (YSA) 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: energy, water and biodiversity.
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 May 2010 and 1 May 2015.
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 27 July 2015 in Yokohama, Japan. Winners will be announced during an award ceremony to be held on the same day, and will be widely publicized through ProSPER.Net and Elsevier’s websites.
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.