The 2017 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women is now open for applications!
19 May, 2017

The 2017 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women is now open for applications!

The Prize seeks to recognize and award female professionals working in applied science who are striving to improve the safety of cities in the face of rapid urbanization with a lens towards health, transportation and infrastructure, or workforce safety. Applicants should be 40 years of age or younger, from the ASEAN region.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), are offering cash awards to female scientists working in rapid urbanization with a lens on:

- Health, such as disease spread and mutation, counterfeit medication, or health care access
- Transportation and infrastructure improvement
- Workforce development and retention with a focus on workplace safety (health, machinery safety, pollution in formal sector)

Applicants should have a background in biotechnology, microelectronics and information technology, or material science and technology to address the above.

The deadline is June 23 at 11:59 PM GMT+7.

Up to ten finalists will be chosen by August 2017. One winner will receive $20,000 and the honorable mention will receive $5,000. Both the winner and runner up will have the opportunity to attend an award ceremony at an ASEAN ministerial meeting held in Myanmar in October 2017.

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