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ABOUT MAHATHIR SCIENCE AWARD

The Mahathir Science Award is bestowed on any scientists, institutions or organisation worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit.

NOMINATIONS

This award will be given to researchers who have made internationally recognised breakthroughs in pioneering tropical research in the following fields:

  • Tropical Agriculture
  • Tropical Architecture and Engineering
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tropical Natural Resources

PRIZE

One award will be conferred each year covering any of the four fields. The award carries a cash prize of USD 100,000.00, a gold medal and a certificate.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MAHATHIR SCIENCE AWARD

What is the Mahathir Science Award?

The Mahathir Science Award (MSA) is established to be Malaysia’s most prestigious international Science Award for tropical sciences, administered by the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF). It was launched in honour of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 17th August, 2004, by the man himself. The winner/laureate will receive USD 100,000.00, a gold medallion, and a certificate.

See more on About MSA.

What are the categories of this award?

There are four categories of the award:

  • Tropical Agriculture
  • Tropical Architecture & Engineering
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tropical Natural Resources

What are the selection criteria of the award?/ Who is eligible to receive the award?

This award bestowed on any scientists, institution or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit.

 

The selection of candidates is based on the originality of each candidate’s achievements, the impact of candidate’s achievements, including future impact and its significance in solving the problems of the tropics by improving the quality of life and contributing to the region’s prosperity.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Significant research & studies contributing to new knowledge in solving problems in tropics
  • Demonstrable evidence of significant socio and societal impact
  • Contribution to policy and governance leading to sustainable improvement to quality of life
  • National, regional and international recognition (to consider whether same work nominated has been previously awarded)
  • H-index or equivalent

Who can nominate for the award?

Any individual or organisation can nominate for the award. However, this individual or organisation cannot self-nominate themselves.

MAHATHIR SCIENCE AWARD LAUREATES

Who is a Mahathir Science Award (MSA) Laureate?

A Laureate is a person honoured for high achievement in a particular field/a person who is honoured with an award for outstanding creative or intellectual achievement. A MSA Laureate is someone who is awarded the MSA.

How many Laureates have been awarded / Where can I find the list of Laureates?

To date, 10 laureates have been awarded. You can find the list here 

What do the MSA Laureates receive?

Every MSA laureate receives USD 100,000.00, a gold medallion, and a certificate.

MAHATHIR SCIENCE AWARD FOUNDATION

What are the mission and objectives of the foundation?

MISSION

To promote scientific research in solving tropical problems, international exchange programmes and sharing of knowledge.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • To bestow on scientists, institutions or organizations worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems of the tropics through science and technology; to confer the award to researchers who have made internationally recognized breakthroughs in pioneering tropical research and who have contributed cutting edge tropical research that have brought impact on the well-being of society in the fields of Tropical Medicine, Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Architecture and Engineering and Tropical Natural Resources.
  • To uplift the stature of the science award to be as one of the prominent international science award, and to oversee the selection process for such a science award.

To encourage excellence in tropical science research that will accord direct benefits to countries in the tropics and the global community; to contribute towards scientific tropical research that will benefit mankind, promote international exchange programmes, sharing of knowledge, and other business development through scientific activities in connection with the foregoing objectives.

What are the foundation’s activities?

The foundation conducts these activities;

  1. Managing and administering the MSA
  • The Call for Nomination (CFN)
  • Facilitating the Search Committee
  • Assisting and supporting the ASM Selection process
  1. MSA Laureate Week
  2. MSA Lecture Series

Where can I find latest news on the events?

The latest news on the events conducted by the foundation can be found in the website, Facebook page, or by sending the enquiries to us.

How do I join the programmes/events conducted by the foundation?

To join the programmes/events conducted by the foundation, you can sign up to the MSAF@community to get the updated info. You may also directly contact us.

 

Where can I find the photos and videos of the events?

The photos and videos of the events can be viewed here.