In order to promote and encourage innovative talent and to reward distinctive works for the solution of scientific and technological problems of socio-economic importance, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -ISESCO- awards, every two years, Prizes to scientists and technologists from its Member States who have made remarkable contributions in their research fields.

ISESCO Prizes are awarded in Basic Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics) for outstanding research contributions in these fields, and in Technology for important innovation/s.

Each ISESCO Prize consists of an award of US$ 5,000 and a certificate on which major contributions of the Prize Winner are mentioned.

TThe Prizes are presented at a special ceremony during the Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific research.

Nominations are invited from Science Academies, National Research Councils, Universities and Scientific and Technological Institutions in ISESCO Member States.
Each Member State can nominate a maximum of two candidates in each field. For Awards in 2016 the deadline is 30rd April, 2016.

Nominations received from the Member States are judged by a Selection Committee, comprised of distinguished scientists and technologists, set up by ISESCO for the selection of Prize winners. For awards in 2016, this Committee will meet in the first week of June 2016. It will, therefore, not be possible to entertain nominations received after the deadline. The Prize winners will be informed immediately about the decision.

If no suitable nomination is received in a field, the Prize in that field is not awarded.

The decision of ISESCO regarding the award of Prizes remains final and cannot be challenged. Candidates for the ISESCO Prizes must be scientists/technologists, nationals of ISESCO Member States, who are working and living in their own countries.

Nomination should be made on ISESCO Prizes Nomination Form and clearly state the contributions which the nominee has made towards the development of the particular field for which the Prize could be given.

The nomination should be accompanied by:

  • Brief biography including major scientific/technical accomplishments
  • Copies of 5 recent significant publications
  • Complete list of publications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Submission of one paper (in nominee’s field of work) for publication in ISESCO Journal of Science and Technology, this paper should represent an original work, and has never been published.