• Thursday, February 15, 2024

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Greetings from UNESCO Islamabad!


I am delighted to share with you information on the UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences and the call for nominations of its third edition open now. UNESCO Member States on 21 October 2019, endorsed by acclamation the establishment of the UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences during the 207th session of the UNESCO Executive Board. The creation of the Prize is in recognition of the remarkable contribution of the scientist Dmitri I. Mendeleev, a true Renaissance man, who developed the Periodic Table, one of the fundamentals of the basic sciences.

The Prize is also an enduring legacy to the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019), proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly at its 72nd session (document A/RES/72/228) and led by UNESCO. The award of the Prize contributes to generating scientific research, technology and innovation, as well as pushing the production and application of scientific knowledge to the centre of societal and economic development, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Prize is awarded every year to two individual distinguished scientists in recognition for their achievements in the development, diffusion, and international cooperation in the basic sciences with significant transformational impact on a regional or global scale.


The prize-winner receives a financial award of USD 250,000 as well as a gold medal and a certificate.


The Statutes of the Prize are available in EnglishFrenchSpanishRussianArabicand Chinese  


The nominations can be submitted by the following categories:


No self-nomination shall be considered.

All applications must be submitted online via a dedicated template available on the webpage of the Prize, by 15 March 2024 at the very latest, in English or French. 

You can also find more information on the Prize’s webpage.  

For inquiries contact mendeleevprize@unesco.org.


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