Nominating Authorities for the Prizes
Candidates for the awards may be selected and proposed only through the following authorities in any country:
- The President or the Prime Minister of a country
- Ministers of Science and Technology or Culture and Education
- Directors of institutes and organizations
- University leaders: Rector, President, Provost or Dean
- Members of the World Cultural Council
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 their 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.
Influence of Their Work
In addition to considering the candidate’s breakthrough achievements, the jury will also take into account 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.