Type of Funding
The University of St Andrews, in conjunction with ConocoPhillips, is inviting entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2020, which is an annual international award that recognises significant contributions to environmental issues and concerns.
The primary objective of the Prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be replicated in other places, combining good science, economic reality and political acceptability.
Examples of the type of projects that should be submitted include:
- Reducing human animal conflict
- Water and biodiversity initiatives
- Air quality
- Solar power
- Food supply
- Community regeneration
- Communication and education
- Waste and recycling
- Environmental justice
The winning environmental project receives funding of US$100,000 and the 2 runners-up receive US$25,000 each.
Any individual, multi-disciplinary team or community group may take part in this competition.
Only projects related to sustainable development and are aligned with the UN Goals for Sustainable Development, are eligible. They have to be related to community progress allied with smart and innovative development and use of the earth’s environmental resources from air, land and sea. The projects must be replicable from 1 geographic area to another and ideally be scalable in size. There should be a clearly defined need for funding that will escalate the project. The project should be one that will inspire others in the field and it should contribute to the global pursuit of sustainability in the short to long-term.
Ineligible applications include the following:
- Those focused on a special interest group or is exclusive of particular groups in society.
- A major infrastructure project e.g. construction of a building.
- A regular/annual event that is not connected to a new initiative.
- A project related to political activities, lobbying or religious groups.
- A project that is designed purely for fundraising purposes.
- A research project.
Submission of projects is to be done online by 21 June 2019.