Deadline- July 1, 2013
Applicants are invited for BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards to recognize basic research and creative work of excellence, as embedded in theoretical advances, models and fundamental perspectives for an improved understanding of the natural, social and artificial or technological worlds, technological innovations and developments, and the creation of outstanding works or new artistic or interpretative styles in contemporary classical music. Awards also go to significant achievements that advance understanding or deliver material progress with regard to two key challenges of the global society of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation.
Awards will be granted in eight prize categories, spanning three domains. First, scientific and technological research in the areas of Basic Sciences, Bio medicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, and Economics, Finance and Management. Second, the creation, direction or performance of works of contemporary classical music. Third, scientific research and/or projects that represent significant advances in two core concerns of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation.
- Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
- Bio medicine
- Ecology and Conservation Biology
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Economics, Finance and Management
- Contemporary Music
- Climate Change
- Development Cooperation
- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards will consist of €400,000, a diploma and a commemorative artwork in each prize category.
- In the event that an award is shared by more than one person, its monetary amount will be divided equally among all recipients.
- All awards, in whatever category, will be subject to the withholding and other taxes prescribed by the applicable legislation, which will be deducted from the total.
Eligibility & Criteria–
- Candidates shall be one or more natural persons of any nationality, without limitation of number in the case of convergent contributions to a given advance, whether due to a formal collaboration (with the candidate(s) belonging to one or more groups) or parallel working.
- Categories Climate Change & Development Cooperation, entries are also open to agencies and organizations in the public or private sector (not-for-profit in the latter case) under the conditions stipulated in the preceding paragraph, providing their institutional or organizational purpose is to undertake activities relating to climate change or development cooperation.
- Awards may not be granted posthumously.
How to apply?
- All nominations should be submitted through the website of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards
- The nominating institution or person must provide the following information and documents, which are detailed more fully in the dedicated website mentioned-
- Award category for which the candidate is being nominated.
- Name of the institution and nominating officer/body, with the corresponding contact data.
- Letter of nomination signed by the nominating officer/body.
- Candidate particulars including his/her institutional affiliation.
- A description of the salient contributions of the candidate and reasoned arguments for his/her nomination (maximum four pages, single spaced).
- Candidate’s CV.
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