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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Research and Innovation in the Field of Environmental Sustainability

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USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)  Marshall Islands (USA)  Republic of Palau (USA)

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Volvo Environment Prize

Volvo Environment Prize Foundation


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #177460

Grant Description

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual or group of individuals to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of environmental sustainability. Nominations will be accepted for scientists, urban development experts, economists, energy specialists, poverty adversaries, and others specializing in a broad range of disciplines related to the environment and sustainability. The research of nominees should be based on scientific grounds but must clearly show impacts outside of the specific discipline.

Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives. The Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. Internationally renowned scientists in the Prize Jury make the final selection of prize laureate. 

Concern for the environment and sustainability is part of the core values of the Volvo Group, and has been for a long time. The Volvo Group are pioneers in developing vehicles and heavy-duty machines that use renewable fuels, hybrids and electricity. The vision is to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions. Sustainability for the Volvo Group also implies creating shared value – not only for shareholders but also for communities and individuals. Part of these efforts is support for scientific research and innovations leading the world onto a more sustainable path.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone may nominate a person for the Volvo Environment Prize.

There are many outstanding biologists and environmental scientists among the laureates but the scope of the award is wide. Previous laureates also include economists, urban development experts, energy specialists, poverty adversaries and many others who are exploring the path to sustainability.

When submitting nominations for a group of named individuals, the nominator should send one nomination for each person (maximum 3 persons) and specify in the description of achievements that the nomination is for a shared prize.

Please note that self-nominations are not accepted.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations for the 2023 award are accepted and must be submitted by January 10th, 2023.

Nominations should be submitted in English using the official form. When not feasible, please contact the Secretariat at the email address found in Contact Information below.

A Scientific Committee reviews the nominations and presents a report to the international Prize Jury. The Jury recommends one or several winners to the Board of the Volvo Environment Prize Foundation, which then makes the formal decision. The decision is made public in October and the prize is awarded in November each year at a ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden.

A nomination remains valid for three years.

Nomination guidelines: https://www.environment-prize.com/the-prize/nominate/nomination-guidelines/

FAQs: https://www.environment-prize.com/faq/

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 150,000 or USD 160,000).

Contact Information:

Online Nomination Form: https://www.environment-prize.com/the-prize/nominate/

If you prefer you may send the nomination by e-mail to: info@environment-prize.com.

If you prefer you may send the nomination by post to:
The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation
c/o Marie Huss
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Box 50005
SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden

Telephone: +46 8 673 95 31

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