The Strage Foundation and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invite eligible candidates to submit nomination for the Strage-BGU Award for Excellence in Environmental Sciences.
The award, of $5,000*, will be granted to a scientist and/or environmental practitioner for an outstanding and influential publication (a paper in a peer-reviewed journal) in any of the diverse fields of environmental sciences (e.g., ecology, sustainability, environmental economics, environmental engineering, environmental education, environmental epidemiology) published in the year 2018**. Special emphasis will be given to the paper's potential to make a long-term impact on protecting our environment, ecosystem and health.
The Award winner will be required to make a presentation summarizing the publication's major findings at Ben Gurion University of the Negev's main campus in Beer Sheva on the day of the Award receiving ceremony.
Israeli scientists (including students and post-doctoral fellows) from all universities and colleges, as well as from governmental, non-governmental or private research institutions in Israel, are eligible to receive the Award. Non-Israeli scientists who are permanently employed in Israel are also eligible to receive the Award.
The Award Committee will choose the winning scientist according to the following criteria: (1) the paper’s ISI and Google Scholar citations and similar indices, (2) recommendations by leading scientists in the paper's scientific discipline, and (3) the paper’s quality, as assessed by the award committee’s in-depth reading.
• Candidates must send their nomination form by January 31st, 2020.
• The Award winner will be announced by February 28th, 2020.
• The Award receiving ceremony will be held during April-May, 2020.Nomination Form
* The prize is subject to tax deduction according to the Israeli law.
** The nominee must receive the consent from all co-authors for the nomination.