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Past Recipients

2015 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award 
in Sustainable Development

The ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development is given annually to young scientists or researchers, based in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding USA and Canada), who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development.

Cash Prize and Fellowship in Germany
Winners will receive a cash award of USD$1000 from Scopus. A fellowship will also be offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. These prestigious fellowships provide travel, supplies and living expenses for the winners to spend between six and eighteen months collaborating with any research group of the recipient's choosing in Germany. Names and affiliations of winners will be widely publicized.


For 2015, awards will be given in each of three categories: Energy, Water and Biodiversity. 
Keywords for each category include:

  • Renewable energy resources and conversion
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Energy access
  • Mitigation of green house gas emissions
  • Energy efficiency
  • Supply and demand side energy management
  • Energy management systems
  • Smart and micro grids
  • Energy security


  • Sustainable water resource management
  • Regional cooperation for conservation of water resources
  • Conservation of wetlands, watershed and ecosystem planning
  • Flooding, flood forecasting and warning systems
  • Rational use of water resources for irrigation, industrial, commercial and domestic uses
  • Water purification
  • Sustainable water management financing
  • Protection of water resources against pollution
  • Partnership for water supply and waste water disposal services


  • Ecosystem Management for sustainability
  • Protection of species and wildlife including landscape management and habitat restoration
  • Conservation of genetic resources
  • Economics of ecosystems and biodiversity, valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the use of market-based instruments for biodiversity protection
  • Ecosystems and climate
  • Nature conservation policy including issues of trade
  • Sustainable use of marine, land and freshwater resources
  • Biodiversity for food and agriculture



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