Australian Academy of Science (AAS): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) 2016

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian researchers for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASIPIRE) award for 2016.

Each year the APEC host economy selects a theme to guide nominations for the ASPIRE Prize. For its host year of 2016, Peru has selected “Technologies for Food Security” as the ASPIRE nominating theme.

This theme focuses on innovative technologies that enhance food security, food safety, and nutrition to build resilient and healthy communities across the region.

Funding & Duration

ASPIRE is an annual award, valued at US $25,000 (approximately AUD $31,000–$32,000), which recognises young scientists from APEC economies who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.


Each institution may only submit a single application on behalf of one early career researcher (ECR).

The ECR must:

  • be under the age of 40 as at 31 December 2016
  • be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident who is a citizen of an APEC member economy, living in Australia at the time of submitting the grant application (if the ECR was not born in Australia, please provide proof of Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency)

Submission Requirements

Applications must be submitted directly to the Sponsor by 22 March 2016

Further Information

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