International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretary-General’s Award for Deep-Sea Research Excellence 2021 ($4,000 prize)

International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretary-General’s Award for Deep-Sea Research Excellence 2021 ($4,000 prize)

Deadline: July 15, 2021

Applications are open for the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretary-General’s Award for Deep-Sea Research Excellence 2021. ISA launched a Voluntary Commitment to encourage and disseminate research through the ISA Secretary-General’s Award for Deep-Sea Research Excellence at the UN Ocean Conference in New York in June 2017 (#OceanAction15796).

The Award recognizes and encourages the achievements of young researchers from developing countries who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the deep-sea environment, or to the development of environmentally sustainable regulatory frameworks.

Prize

  • Cash Prize: $4,000 USD
  • Cost of attendance of Awardee to annual Session of ISA’s Assembly covered
  • Cost of participation of Awardee to one ISA workshop on matters of expertise covered
  • Cost of publication fees of an article written by Awardee in scientific journal (open access journal) covered
  • Cost of participation in the upcoming joint TOML-NORI environmental and exploration campaign to the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (departing in November 2021)

Eligibility

  • Only candidates under the age of 35 at the date of nomination who are nationals of a developing country, as defined by the United Nations, are eligible to apply.
  • The results of the research for which the nomination is submitted should have been published either in English or in French no earlier than one year prior to the date of submission.
  • Any individual or team that has previously received the Secretary-General’s Award shall not be eligible for nomination.
  • The Secretary-General’s Award is intended to recognize individual accomplishment. However, there may be cases where the research has been undertaken by a team, consisting of eligible candidates. In this case, a team nomination may be submitted.

Application

The following documents should be attached to any nominations:

  • A letter from the nominator summarizing the research and outlining the national or international significance of the work submitted. The letter should not exceed 750 words;
  • The curriculum vitae of the candidate;
  • Any publication derived from the research undertaken;
  • Two letters from sponsors outlining the type and impact of the research carried out by the nominee and attesting to its significance and quality.

Nominations and applications must be supported by two sponsors and should be sent to [email protected] no later than July 15, 2021. The name of the awardee will be announced on July 24, 2021.

For more information, visit ISA Award.

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