MAB Young Scientists Awards 2014

Title: MAB Young Scientists Awards 2014
Organisation: UNESCO
Application deadline: 31 October 2013
Website/full details: MAB Young Scientists Awards 2014

Description: The UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards ‘helping young people help the planet’ 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 2014 MAB Young Scientists Awards is 31 October 2013. 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. 

The MAB Young Scientists Awards targets young researchers carrying out interdisciplinary research in line with UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. Priority is given to projects carried out in biosphere reserves. Awards are up to US$5000 in support of research on ecosystems, natural resources, and biodiversity.

The objectives of the MAB Young Scientists Award Scheme are to:

  • encourage young scientists, in particular those from developing countries, to use MAB research, project sites and biosphere reserves in their research;
  • encourage young scientists who already use such sites to undertake comparative studies in other sites in or outside their own country;
  • assist exchange of information and experience among a new generation of scientists.