Call for Nominations: Mahathir Science Award

Call for Nominations: Mahathir Science Award

The Mahathir Science Award recognizes the people and/or Organizations that have made the World's most outstanding contribution to solving problems of the tropics through Science and Technology.


  • Tropical Agriculture

  • Tropical Architecture & Engineering

    The Mahathir Science Award is a high-level award that recognises the world's best contributions to the tropics through science and technology.

    The Selection Criteria for the Award Takes Into Account:

  • The originality of the candidate’s achievement(s)

  • The impact of candidate’s achievement(s), including future impact on the Tropics

  • The significance of the candidate's achievement(s) in solving the problems of the tropics by improving the quality of life and contributing to the region’s prosperity

    The merits of the nominee will be assessed based on the materials provided by the nominator.

    Therefore, it is essential that the nominator completes the checklist of documents required for a complete nomination.

    Nomination Checklist:


  • Nomination form (completed all 14/15 components and signed declaration)

  • Photo of nominee(s)/ logo of organisation (in high-resolution, not less than 1MB)

  • Organisational Profile (general leaflet/one-pager on the nominated organisation)

  • Letters of referral (at least two (2) letters of referral
    to support the nomination, additional letters of support would further strengthen the nomination)

    Highly Recommended

  • Supporting documents to the 14/15 components in the nomination form (Further details on research/ products/ patents/ awards/ impact.

    This may include a full CV, news articles, media announcements, reports, photographs, extended list of publications etc.)

    Note: Self nominations will not be considered

    How to Apply

    To submit your nomination, please email/mail your completed nomination form and required attachments/ supporting documents to the Award Secretariat via the below contact by 1 March 2023:

    Award Secretariat

    Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF)

    902-4, Jalan Tun Ismail,

    50480 Kuala Lumpur,



    For more information and job application details, see: Call for Nominations: Mahathir Science Award

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