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Nominations for the 2019 TÜBA Academy Prizes are now open

26 February 2019


PDF icon Information leaflet: 2019 TÜBA Academy Prizes

TÜBA Academy Prizes are awarded to scientists with original, leading and path-breaking works in their fields.

Launched in 2015 in appreciation and encouragement of eminent scientists, the TÜBA Academy Prizes are awarded annually in 1) Basic and Engineering sciences, 2) Health and Life sciences and 3) Social Sciences and Humanities. One prize is awarded in each category and every year one of the prizes is awarded to scientists with Turkish connection, meaning those who work in Turkey and/or study Turkey. For 2019, the Health and Life Sciences are designated as the Turkish connection prize.

In each category the nominees are evaluated by a Prize Committee composed of TÜBA members and renowned scientists. The awards are announced by the Academy Council of TÜBA and comprising an Academy Medal and prize money of about 30.000 USD, are awarded in a special ceremony held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Turkey.

In order to express an interest in being nominated by the Royal Irish Academy, contact the Policy and International Programmes Manager, Craig Skerritt ( by Wednesday 1st May 2019. As part of the nomination process you will be required to submit a full CV and a statement explaining how you meet the criteria of having original, leading and path-breaking works and contributions.

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