Nominations must be submitted in the English language and include the following information as requested on the Nomination Form and emailed to:

  • Full names, addresses etc. of Nominee (choose individual or institution) and Nominator.
  • A one to two-page summary of the individual’s or institution’s accomplishments, discovery, improvement, or other contribution for which the award is proposed, including links to appropriate websites.
  • A list of three to five individuals (please include contact name, organization and email address) who would be ready to provide reference letters if the nomination is advanced to the short-list.
  • In the case of a nomination for an individual, a Curriculum Vitae should be attached with links to appropriate publications, reports and websites featuring the unique contribution(s) for which the nomination is being made. Nominations for an organization please provide brochure or data sheet, links to website and relevant data, and any additional information in support of the nomination.

All initial nominations will be reviewed by the Executive Committee and select a short-list of nominees for whom additional information will be required. All nominators will be notified by September 27, 2018 as to whether or not their nominee has advanced to the short list.

Submission must be sent electronically to

2019 Nomination Form (PDF)

Length of Candidacy

All nominees will be considered for three years beginning with the first year of nomination.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations for the 2019 cycle are now closed. Thank you for your submissions!

The 2020 nomination cycle will open May 13, 2019.


Email Nominations to:

Tax Provisions

Individual recipients will have the following options pursuant to the applicable provisions of the US Tax Reform Act of 1986:

Receive all of the Prize money.

Designate one or more charitable institutions appropriately qualified by the US Internal Revenue Service to receive the money.

A combination of the above.

Any funds retained by an individual recipient and not transferred to a charitable institution as referred to, above, will be subject to federal income tax in the United States, under the provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

For general information, the nomination procedure or candidacy please contact:

Amber Brown, Administrator
+1 213-740-6559