Entries are open for global environmental prize. Win $100,000 USD!

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment is an environmental initiative by the University of St Andrews in Scotland, which attracts scholars of international repute and carries out world-class teaching and research, and independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips.

Recognising significant contributions to environmental conservation since its launch in 1998, the prize has attracted over 4,000 entries from around the world on a wide range of diverse topics including biodiversity, sustainable development, urban regeneration,recycling, health, water and waste issues and renewable energy.

Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups for this annual prize, which is $100,000 USD for the winner and $25,000 USD for each of the other two finalists.


The primary objective of the prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges. These solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be replicated in other places, combining good science, economic reality and political acceptability. The prize offers people from all backgrounds around the world the chance to help transform their environmental ideas into reality and also provides a network of connections and support.

How to apply

  • Anyone wishing to enter the 2016 prize should complete the online entry form
  • The shortlisted entries will be invited for a more substantial submission in January 2016. Three submissions will then be selected as finalists and they will be asked to attend a seminar at the University of St Andrews in April 2016.
  •  Following presentation of their projects to the Trustees and invited delegates at the seminar, the winner will be selected and announced

The deadline is 31 October 2015

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Entries are open for global environmental prize. Win $100,000 USD!