ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2017



Deadline         : June 23, 2017

Prizes              : winner ($20,000) , the honorable mention ($5,000) and the opportunity to attend an award ceremony at an ASEAN ministerial meeting held in Myanmar in October 2017

Brief Description

The 2017 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women is looking to reward young women working in applied sciences who are mitigating the effects of rapid urbanization to make these cities safe and sustainable for all.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), are offering cash awards to scientists working in rapid urbanization with a lens on:

  • Health, such as disease spread and mutation, counterfeit medication, or health care access
  • Transportation and infrastructure improvement
  • Workforce development and retention with a focus on workplace safety (health, machinery safety, pollution in formal sector)


  • Female citizen and resident of an ASEAN member state.
  • PhD or equivalent degree
  • 40 years of age or younger at the time of submission.
  • Expertise in rapid urbanization
  • Background in biotechnology, microelectronics and information technology, and material science and technology

Application Process

  • Submit an Online Application here
  • A mentee or other women who have been impacted by the applicant should submit letter of support to [email protected]. The referee should include the candidate’s name in the subject line.
  • An academic or professional contact should submit a letter of recommendation to [email protected] with the candidate’s name in the subject line.

For more information, please visit Official Website.