UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize

Application for UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences is ongoing!

Eligibility Criteria

The Prize is awarded to candidates whose scientific achievements are conducive to socio-economic transformation and impact development on a regional or global scale, based on:

  • Excellence in research in the fields of basic sciences;
  • Basic sciences education and popularization;
  • International or regional cooperation in the basic sciences.

There is no age limit for the candidates.

Candidatures of women scientists are encouraged.

Who can submit nominations?

The nominations can be submitted by the following entities:

No self-nomination shall be considered.

How to submit nominations?

Nominations can only be submitted electronically through an online dedicated template.

Please register and consult the Rules and Regulations before filling in the template.

Nominations must be completed in full in English or French.

Nominations that are incomplete or received after the deadline shall not be considered.

Application Deadline

The call for nominations is open until 15 March 2022.

Selection process

The International Mendeleev Prize’s Team reviews all applications received before the deadline and transmits the eligible applications to the Jury of the Prize.

The Jury meets once a year to assess the applications.

The Director-General selects the winners based on the assessment and recommendation of the Jury of the Prize.

The Prize shall be awarded by the Director-General or her representative to the individual winners during an official ceremony held for that purpose in alternation at UNESCO’s premises at Headquarters and in the Russian Federation.







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