Call for Applications: DRR is theme for APEC Science Prize (ASPIRE) 2015

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian researchers for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASIPIRE) award for 2015.

The theme for this year’s award is Disaster risk reduction: Understanding the role of climate change and variability. Relevant subjects may include (but are not limited to) sustainable development, environmental studies, ecology, disaster management, urban planning and engineering.

ASPIRE is an annual award, valued at US$25,000 (approximately A$32,000–$33,000), which recognises young scientists from APEC economies who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.

The ASPIRE Prize supports APEC’s mission to:

  • strengthen international science and technology networks
  • enhance economic growth, trade and investment opportunities in harmony with sustainable development, through policies, innovative R&D and technologies, and knowledge sharing
  • improve linkages and efficiency between research and innovation.

Closing date—9am (AEST) Tuesday 28 April 2015

Completed applications including supporting documentation must be submitted electronically, preferably in PDF format, by a research office or grants office if from the private sector, to

Detailed information about the award, including selection criteria, eligibility, terms and selection process is available on the site.