The U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Mission to ASEAN, in partnership with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and UL, aim to strengthen ASEAN science and technical capacity through an annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women (“Prize”). The 2016 Prize will provide a promising, ASEAN-based, early to mid-career woman scientist whose research focuses on sustainable energy with recognition from ASEAN and the United States government for their academic and professional achievements. Along with her recognition, the winner will receive a $25,000 USD award and separate provision of travel/lodging to attend an award ceremony at an October ASEAN ministerial meeting.
The Prize aims to:
- Support and recognize promising, early to mid-career women scientists pursuing scientific career in the ASEAN region; and
- Encourage intra-ASEAN and ASEAN-U.S. collaboration around materials science research to enable sustainable energy
- Inspire young women in the ASEAN region to pursue STEM careers