Nominations for 2021 WCC awards will open in June 2020.

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 or Chemistry; or in one of the Natural Sciences such as Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy. The prize is awarded every year.

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. The prize is awarded every second year.

In addition to considering the candidate´s breakthrough achievements, the jury will also contemplate the service which each has made to mankind and his/her qualities as a role model who inspires future generations to contribute to a better world.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Renomination is possible and encouraged.

For more than three decades the World Cultural Council has been recognizing individuals that have made exceptional achievements in science, education and the arts, seeking to encourage the use of these fields to further the well-being of humanity, with the final objective to promoting tolerance, peace and fraternity.

The Interdisciplinary Committee evaluates the candidates nominated for the “Albert Einstein” and the “José Vasconcelos” Awards. Prizes are given to those whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. The high level of the jury, comprised of world-renowned and eminent individuals in their respective fields, enhances the prestige of the awards.

“The World Cultural Council is committed to the recognition of achievements in scholarship, creativity and altruism. It believes that science, education and the arts hold the key to the future of humanity. They are the building blocks of culture.” – Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, President WCC

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