Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water
Awards for excellence in water research
Principal Office: Saudi Arabia
Sultan bin Abdualaziz Al Saud was a prominent figure in Saudi Arabia and its royal family. He served as the country’s Crown Prince from 2005 through his death in 2011.
The Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is among many philanthropic initiatives set up and funded by Prince Sultan. The PSIPW aims to recognize and reward research advances in water-related fields on a worldwide basis.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Prizes for water research. The PSIPW awards cash prizes for outstanding research that leads to knowledge for water conservation and management. Past awards include several that focus on water quality and management in the developing world.
Creativity Prize –The Creativity Prize is awarded for water-related science that can be considered a breakthrough in any water-related field.
Specialized Prizes –The PSIPW offers four prizes in special topics of water research:
- Surface Water;
- Ground Water:
- Alternative Water (e.g., desalinization, waste water treatment, etc.); and
- Water Management and Protection.
Eligibility for the prizes is open to individuals, groups of individuals (i.e., research teams), and organizations anywhere in the world.
The prizes are awarded on the basis of published research papers, published books, and registered patents within the previous five years.
The PSIPW awards prizes in four categories. Each of the four specialized prizes is worth US$133 thousand.
About the prizes
APPLICATION: The PSIPW operates on bi-annual cycles, inviting nominations according to a calendar schedule.
Candidates for the Creativity Prize are chosen from nominations submitted by third parties (i.e., universities, research institutes, companies, water organizations, and others). Candidates for the specialized prizes can nominate themselves.
Nominations are submitted online in English.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Wikipedia provides a profile of the life, wealth, and philanthropy of Sultan bin Abdulaziz.
Prince Sultan was active in environmental issues in Saudi Arabia and internationally.
The PSIPW provides contact information for its Secretariat at King Saud University, Riyadh. The university hosts the independently administered Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water, and Desert.
The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an award focusing on water-related scientific innovation from around the world. The 11th cycle of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water consists of one creativity prize and four specialized prizes. The Creativity Prize of US$266 thousand is made for pioneering and innovative research in any water-related field. The four specialized prizes are worth US$133 thousand each and are made for research in surface water; groundwater; alternative water (e.g., desalinization, wastewater treatment, etc.); and water management and protection. Candidates for the Creativity Prize are identified through external nominations. Candidates for the specialized prizes can self-nominate. The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2022. International Prize for Water