The Prize owes its name to the renowned 11th-century physician and philosopher of Persian origin known in Europe as Avicenna (980-1038). A healer and a humanist, Avicenna developed an exemplary holistic approach that captures the essence of ethics in science and has thus come to serve as a source of inspiration for the promotion of this concern, which is of central importance to UNESCO.
The Prize consists of a gold medal of Avicenna along with a certificate, the sum of $10,000, and a one-week academic visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is to include the delivery of speeches in the relevant academic gatherings, organized for this purpose by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Who is eligible?
The purpose of the Prize is to reward the activities of individuals and groups in the field of ethics in science. The Prize encourages ethical reflection on questions raised by scientific and technological advances - a goal that coincides with UNESCO’s priorities.
How to submit your nomination
Nominations for the Prize should be submitted, no later than 2 February 2015, by filling out the nomination form in either English or French, by post (the original form) and, if possible, by e-mail (advanced copy).
Additional materials (publications, video, audio and other teaching materials, etc.) may be attached to the nomination form.
Download the Nomination Form
· in English | in French [PDF format]
· in English | in French [Word format]
Send it, duly signed and stamped, to
Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science
Social and Human Sciences Sector
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15 FRANCE
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 38 57 / ext. 38 22
Fax: +33(0)1 45 68 55 15