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Volvo Environment Prize 2024 (USD 150,000 Award

The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. The International Prize Jury, a group of internationally renowned scientists, makes the final selection of prize laureate.


Volva Contest

Application DeadlineJanuary 20, 2023
TypeContest
SponsorVolvo Environment Prize Foundation
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Volva Contest

The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded annually. The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 140,000 or USD 150,000). The award ceremony is in Stockholm in November each year.

Requirements for Volva Contest

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.

Application Documents

Nominations must include the following:

  1. A short letter of motivation
  2. 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. 
  3. CV of the nominee + list of published paper/s and links if available.
  4. Letter/s of reference. Maximum 3 letters written by someone other than the nominator.

Application Deadline

January 20, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Volvo Environment Prize Foundation on www.environment-prize.com to apply
  • Nominations should be submitted in English using the official form available at www.environment-prize.com. When not feasible, please contact the secretariat [email protected]
  • 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 details, visit Volvo Environment Prize website


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