2013 YSA

Eligibility and Application Process

The award is open to those engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development in any of the above three areas. Candidates are expected to be employed at institutions of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding USA and Canada), and should have completed their PhD. degree between 1 June 2008 and 1 June 2013.

Candidates may be put forth by nomination or direct application. Nominations and applications must be supported by two letters of recommendation. Please observe that researchers working at, or affilated with UNU-IAS and UNU-IIST are not eligible to apply.

Evaluation Process

All qualified applications will be evaluated by an international panel of three recognized experts in Sustainable Development in each of the three areas.

Evaluation Criteria
  • Number of citations and h-index
  • Number and quality of publications
  • Documented External Impact
For online application and nomination, click here.

Nominations and applications are open starting 1 April 2013 and will close at midnight GMT on 30 June 2013. Late submissions and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

As part of the judging process, the top three finalists in each category will be sponsored to present their work in a public symposium that is to be held on 19 August 2013 in Singapore hosted by Nanyang Technological University at the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NTU-NEWRI).
Winners will be announced at an award ceremony after the symposium on the same day.

Cash Prize and Fellowship in Germany

Winners will receive a cash award of USD$1000 from ProSPER.Net-Scopus.
A fellowship will also be offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. These prestigious fellowships provide travel, supplies and living expenses for the winners to spend between six and eighteen months collaborating with any research group of the recipient’s choosing in Germany. Names and affiliations of winners will be widely publicized.