Saint Andrews Prize for the Environment
Principal Office: UK
The Saint Andrews Prize for the Environment makes cash prizes for significant contributions to environmental conservation, with emphasis on grassroots initiatives in developing countries. The Prize is an initiative by the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the international energy company, ConocoPhillips.
The Prize calls attention to ideas and projects that are practical, rely on good science, reflect economic reality, are politically acceptable, and that have the potential for wider application.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
- Renewable energy;
- Water supply and health;
- Wildlife conservation;
- Food supply compatible with environmental sustainability;
- Enhancement of environment at the community level;
- Ideas to interest people in the environmental debate;
- Original and practical ideas to limit waste generation;
- Environmental justice for poor communities.
Most previous Prize finalists and winners are individuals, NGOs, and enterprises engaged in issues of conservation, energy, and development in the developing countries.
The first prize is US$100 thousand. Two runners-up each receive US$25 thousand.
Submissions to compete for the Prize are made in two stages. The website for the Prize posts the calendar date for submitting project summaries.
Successful applicants from the first stage are invited to enter the second stage. This requires a longer and more detailed project description.
About how to enter
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Finalists for the Prize are required to present their submissions and participate in debate at a seminar in St Andrews.
Interested individuals can review the profiles of the St Andrews Prize winners and finalists, dating from year 1999.
The St Andrews Prize Office offers contact information.
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