Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards 21

IUPAC offers a number of awards to honor scientific contributions and expertise.  These include:

  • Thieme-IUPAC Prize
    Established  to honor a scientist under 40 years of age whose research has had a major impact in synthetic organic chemistry. The prize is given on the basis of scientific merit for independent research dealing with synthesis in the broadest context of organic chemistry, including organometallic chemistry, medicinal and biological chemistry, designed molecules, and materials.
  • Franzosini Award
    Established to recognize a promising young contributor to the Solubility Data Project (SDP) to help them attend, in even years, the International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena (ISSP) and, in odd years, the annual meetings of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data.
  • IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
    Established  to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists/chemical engineers worldwide. Awardees are selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences. The Awards Committee is particularly interested in nominees with a history of leadership and/or community service during their careers. (see 2015 Awardees and related project)
  • IUPAC Poster Prize
    Established to recognize outstanding undergraduate poster presentations at IUPAC Congresses and division-sponsored conferences.
  •  PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC research grants in green chemistry: Established to  give young scientists involved in research in green chemistry and allied areas in biochemistry, geochemistry, biotechnology, ecology and healthcare ample opportunity to demonstrate their inventiveness and provide important input to sustainable development.

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships

samedi, 15 octobre 2016 12:26 Written by

Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 
National and Regional programs represent:

- Over 6,500 applications,

250 talented young women scientists granted Fellowships to pursue promising research projects,

47 programs covering 112 countries,

44 prestigious partners among the highest scientific authorities in their countries.

- Over 350 international scientists participated in selecting the National and Regional fellows.

Oréal-UNESCO application

UNESCO Prizes and Awards in Science

vendredi, 14 octobre 2016 10:20 Written by

UNESCO Prizes in Science

Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

The Kalinga Prize rewards the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme director or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help interpret science, research and technology to the public.

L'Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science

Each year, the For Women in Science Programme highlights scientific excellence and encourages talent through:

  • The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards, given each year to five outstanding women scientists – one per continent – for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society.
  • The UNESCO-L’Oréal international Fellowships, and
  • The L'Oréal National Fellowships.

UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation

The purpose of the Prize is to afford recognition to outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment, consistent with the policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO. The Prize is awarded biennially.

UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences rewards individuals, institutions, or organizations for scientific research in the life sciences that improve the quality of human life.

Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology

The Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize rewards the efforts of an individual, or of an institution, non-governmental organization or other entity which, through research and development, has made an outstanding contribution to the field of microbiology and its applications. In so doing, the Government of Cuba and UNESCO aim to encourage research and development of Microbiology.

UNESCO Awards in Science

UNESCO-MAB Young Scientists Awards

Since 1989, the Man and the Biosphere Programme has been awarding yearly scholarships to ten young researchers, to encourage them to work on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Since 2010 two special fellowships financed by the Austrian MAB Committee are also being awarded.

Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management

This prize is awarded every two years in memory of Dr Michel Batisse for excellence in the management of the biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of the Seville Strategy.

Mercosur Award in Science and Technology

The Award is open to students and researchers from Brazil and all the MERCOSUR countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, besides Brazil. There are four categories, for high school students, college students, young researchers and teams of researchers. 

UNESCO Medals in Science

UNESCO Medal for Contributions to the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies

This Medal was established in 2010 at the initiative of the International Commission responsible for developing the Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies theme for the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). It is awarded each year to prominent scientists, public figures and organizations that contributed to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the spirit of UNESCO’s priorities.  Past recipients include SZhores Alferov, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics, Isamu Akasaki, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, and Chunli Bai, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

UNESCO Niels Bohr Gold Medal

The UNESCO Niels Bohr Gold Medal was established in 1985 to commemorate the centenary of Niels Bohr’s birth and was given out in 1998, 2005, 2010 and now in 2013. The medal is awarded to researchers who have made outstanding contributions to physics – research which, furthermore, has or could have a significant influence on the world.

The IOC-UNESCO Anton Bruun Medal 
The Anton Bruun Memorial Lectures were established in 1970, to invite speakers to summarize important developments in the fields of solid earth studies, physical and chemical oceanography and meteorology, and marine biology during the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Assembly, every 2 years. Earch speaker is also awarded the IOC-UNESCO Anton Bruun medal. Both are dedicated to the memory of the noted Danish oceanographer and first chairman of the Commission, Dr Anton Frederick Bruun.

The IOC-UNESCO N.K. Panikkar Medal

The N.K. Panikkar Memorial Lecture Series, dedicated to the memory of the noted Indian oceanographer, are held every 2 years during the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Assembly. They address capacity building in marine science issues at regional and/or national level. The IOC-UNESCO N.K. Panikkar Medal is given to the guest speaker.

UNESCO Prizes and Awards website

TWAS Research Grants

vendredi, 14 octobre 2016 10:18 Written by

TWAS funds several programmes that provide grants to researchers in some developing countries for specialized equipment, consumable supplies and Master of Science students. Grants are awarded to individual scientists, research groups and consortia.

website: TWAS Research Grants

TWAS Prizes and Awards

vendredi, 14 octobre 2016 10:15 Written by

TWAS has long recognized that prizes and awards provide an incentive for scientists to do their best work, while winning global recognition. Today, honours awarded by TWAS and its partners are among the most prestigious given for research in the developing world. They range from the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, which celebrates the very best research in the South, to prizes awarded to early-career scientists already making impressive contributions to their field.

TWAS Prizes and Awards Website


vendredi, 14 octobre 2016 10:12 Written by

The ISN CAEN pursues several initiatives intended to stimulate neurochemical research in economically deprived and developing countries.

CAEN provides funds towards travelling to another laboratory to develop new technical or conceptual expertise, purchasing research supplies, attending workshops/training courses/satellite meetings or organizing a workshop/small school.
Financial support from the CAEN schemes are typically given to scientists in the early stages of their careers (postdoctoral young investigators within 8 years of completing their PhD and Ph.D. students at the mid to final stages of their studies) who reside in countries with limited financial support for research in Neurochemistry (defined broadly as molecular and cellular neurobiology).
Over the last 12 months (August 2014 – August 2015) CAEN has funded 42 of the 69 grants it received, representing a 61% funding rate. The success rate across the different schemes ranged as 63% Cat 1A (17/27), 64% Cat1B (14/22), 71% Cat 1C (5/7) and 50% in Cat 2C (4/8). Geographically, CAEN has funded applicants from 11 different countries, the majority being from developing countries.


Click here for the Guidelines & Application forms


1A: Visit by the applicant to another laboratory
1B: Research supplies for use in the applicant's home laboratory
1C: Return Home Grant
1D: Career Interruption, Re-entry, Grant
2A: Travel awards for individuals to scientific meetings of ISN Sister Societies
2B: Support for participation by individuals in scientific workshops/training courses/satellite meetings in developed or developing countries
2C: Support for the implementation of scientific/educational Workshops and small schools in a developing country


2016 - April 30, August 31, December 31

Applicants for CAEN funding MUST be active members of the ISN. Only CAEN awardees who are current with their membership dues are eligible to receive the financial support.


Application to be sent by email to:

Caroline Rae, Australia (Chairperson)

Professor of Brain Sciences, UNSW
Neuroscience Research Australia
Barker St, Randwick, 2031 Australia
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ISN CAEN Award Application Guidelines

IBRO International Travel Grants

vendredi, 14 octobre 2016 10:10 Written by

IBRO International Travel Grants aim to foster neuroscience research, especially in less well-funded countries, by providing support to high-quality neuroscientists from diverse geographic and scientific areas (US/Canada Region excluded), who wish to participate in international neuroscience meetings.

Amount: Up to 1,800 euros

Priority is given to those who have not obtained funding from this program within the past three years. Applicants cannot apply for more than one category of funding within travel grants in the same funding cycle.

At least one letter of reference is required in order to be considered for this grant. Two is ideal.

Online applications open approximately one month prior to the deadline, closing at Midnight CET of the deadline date.


IBRO/SfN Travel Grants Program: The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) offers travel fellowships to their annual meeting for neuroscientists under the age of 35 who are currently working and living in a resource-restricted country – those defined by the World Bank as low, lower-middle, or upper-middle income. (Click here for the World Bank's country classifications.) Registration fees are waived for successful candidates attending the meeting.  

Amount: Up to USD 2,000

To qualify for this travel award, you must both be a citizen of and reside in a country that the World Bank has classified low, lower-middle or upper-middle income. Candidates from the US and Canada are excluded. The applicant should be the first author of an abstract to be presented at the SfN annual meeting. A copy of the abstract submitted to SfN for a poster or a platform presentation is required. 

Awardees will be notified prior to the SfN abstract deadline of May 15 of the current year as to whether they have been elected for the SfN travel grant. However, this award is contingent upon the awardee's abstract being accepted by SfN, proof of attendance at the meeting, and fulfilment of the requirements as stated above.

At least one letter of reference is required. Failure to provide this will result in disqualification.

Online applications open approximately one month prior to the deadline, closing at Midnight GMT of the deadline date.


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