Nomination Open for the Volvo Environment Prize 2018 (Cash Award of SEK 1.5 million + more)

Nomination Open for the Volvo Environment Prize 2018 (Cash Award of SEK 1.5 million + more)

Deadline: January 10, 2018

Nominations are open for the Volvo Environment Prize 2018. The Volvo Environmental Prize is one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. The Volvo Environment Prize is presented by an independent foundation instituted in 1988 with the purpose of rewarding outstanding scientific discoveries or innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field.

The idea is to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field. The laureates represent a wide span of knowledge and areas of importance for the environment. Previous laureates include economists, biologists, urban development experts, resource and hazard specialists, poverty adversaries and others who are exploring the path to a sustainable world. More than 40 scientists have received the award since 1990. Two of the laureates later won the Nobel Prize.


  • The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 165,000 or USD 215,000). The award ceremony is in Stockholm in November each year.


  • Anyone can nominate a person for the Volvo Environment Prize;
  • Nominees should come from a field of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives;
  • The span of disciplines and activities for which nominations can be made is wide and includes all disciplines which have relevance to the environment;
  • The research of nominees should be based on scientific grounds but must clearly show impacts outside of the specific discipline.


  • To be considered, nominations must be submitted by January 10, 2018. Nominate now!
  • Nominations must include the following:
    • A short letter of motivation
    • A detailed description of the research the nominee has conducted and how it adds to our knowledge around environmental science. Main achievements and their importance should be emphasized.
      Emphasis must also be placed on the impacts of the research outside of the particular discipline e.g. impacts on policy development, impacts on sustainability and/or contribution to changed behaviour.
    • CV of the nominee + list of published paper/s and links if available.
    • Letter/s of reference. Maximum 3 letters written by someone other than the nominator.
    • Nominations should be submitted in English.
    • When submitting nominations for a group of named individuals please send one nomination for each person (maximum 3 persons) and specify in the description of achievements that the nomination is for a shared prize.
    • A nomination remains valid for three years.
    • Please note that self-nominations are not accepted.

For more information, see FAQ or visit Volvo Environment Prize.