The Interdisciplinary Committee annually evaluates the candidates nominated for the “Albert Einstein“, the “José Vasconcelos” and the “Leonardo da Vinci” Awards.

Candidates’ requirements for the Awards

Nominating Authorities for the Prizes

Candidates for the awards may be selected and proposed only through the following authorities in any country:

  • The President, the Prime Minister.
  • Ministers of Science and Technology or Culture and Education.
  • Directors of Institutes and Organizations.
  • Rectors of Universities.
  • Members of the World Cultural Council.
  • Outstanding personalities in Science and Culture.

Nominations are now being accepted for awards to be presented in 2016

Nominations for the 2016 “Albert Einstein” and “José Vasconcelos” Awards must be submitted by e-mail to and prior to December 8, 2015.

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The World Cultural Council is now accepting nominations for the Science and Education prizes for 2016. Nominees for the Albert Einstein World Award of Science should be eminent scientists whose achievements can serve as an inspiration for future generations. Considerations will be given to individuals or institutions in one of the Life Sciences such as Neuroscience, Earth Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Paleoanthropology or Chemistry or in one of the Natural Sciences such as Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy.

A candidate for the José Vasconcelos World Award of Education should be a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or an individual who has promoted education policies. Through his/her work, the individual or team should have had a significant influence on the advancement of culture for mankind.

Self nominations are not accepted. Renomination of previous nominees is possible and encouraged.

Nomination form and Requirements

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