MAB UNESCO Awards for Developing Countries Scientists-2016

MAB UNESCO Awards for Developing Countries Scientists-2016

UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards: helping young people help the planet

Since 1989 MAB has been providing 10 young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation of scientists worldwide because we think well-trained and committed young people are key to addressing ecological and sustainability issues.

The deadline for submission of application forms for the 2017 MAB Young Scientists Awards is 31 October 2016.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this award:

To be eligible, award applications must be made on the MAB Young Scientists Award application form (in English or French) and be endorsed by the applicant’s MAB National Committee*, which may endorse only two applications per year from applicants who are not older than 40 years of age (at the closing date of the application).
Priority is given to interdisciplinary projects carried out in biosphere reserves designated under the Man and the Biosphere Programme or potential biosphere reserves.
Applicants from developed countries are eligible for Awards only in exceptional cases.
Awards are set at a maximum of US $5,000 each.
Research supported by an Award should be completed within 2 years.
Candidates must accept to submit reports of Award funded research to the MAB Secretariat in Paris and to their MAB National Committees*, and agree to the possibility of UNESCO publishing the results of their research.
International travel expenditures are usually not covered under these Awards.


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