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Science prize

Two leading science publishers Wiley and Elsevier have announced a new prize for young scientists demonstrating a commitment to excellence in scientific research and international collaborations within the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies.

The prize is being called the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize) and will accept one nomination from each of the 21 APEC member countries. The nominee has to be under the age of 40. The prize money is $25,000 and will be honored at the Joint Transportation and Energy Ministerial Conference in September 2011, in San Francisco, California.

The prize recongnises the ‘dynamic period in scientific research, discovery and innovation’, especially in the Asia-Pacific. It also recognises the global nature of science and collaboration.

The theme for the ASPIRE prize this year is “green growth”, building on efforts by APEC to promote environmentally sustainable economic growth and development and help economies successfully transition to a clean energy future.

The APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group is now soliciting nominations from top educational and research institutions. Countries are required to submit entries by August 1, 2011.

More information can be obrained from Luis Enrique Vertiz, Program Director, APEC Secretariat, at


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