Nominations for 2019 TUBA Academy Prizes

Nominations for 2019 TUBA Academy Prizes

Nominations for TUBA Academy Prizes are now open and will last till 7 May 2019.

TÜBA Academy Prizes are annually awarded to three of the nominated scientists each being in one of the following categories of sciences namely 1) Basic and Engineering sciences, 2) Health and Life sciences and 3) Social Sciences and Humanities. Every year one of the prizes is awarded to scientists with Turkish connection, meaning those who work in Turkey and/or study Turkey. Academy Prize in Health and Life Sciences is designated as the Turkish connection prize for this year.

TÜBA President Prof. Ahmet Cevat Acar said that the Academy Prize program, launched in appreciation and encouragement of the eminent scientists in 2015, has already attracted the scientific community with over 100 nominations last year. Stressing that the selection process based upon peer review and relevant committee evaluation is highly rigorous, he commented: “I am quite happy with Academy Prizes program and pleased that TUBA will go on serving and encouraging the scientists and science institutions in Turkey and around the world.”

TÜBA Academy Prizes are given to those scientists with ORIGINAL, LEADING and PATH-BREAKING works in their fields. Nominations are made by TÜBA members, academies and inter-academy organizations with which TÜBA is in cooperation and other science institutions and scientists invited as nominators. Members of TÜBA and those who take part in the evaluation process of the prizes cannot be nominated.

The nominees are evaluated by a Prize Committee in each category. The Committees, composed of TÜBA members and renowned scientists, examine the works of the candidates via a rigorous process involving peer-review and identify the possible prize laureates. The laureates are announced by the Academy Council of TÜBA. The Academy Prizes, comprising an Academy Medal and prize money of USD 30.000 for each, are awarded in a special ceremony under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Turkey.

Nominations for 2019 Academy Prizes are open till 7 May 2019 and the laureates will be announced by the end of October. The Prize Ceremony will be held in December 2019.

We would like to invite our sister academies to nominate an outstanding scientist with original, leading and path-breaking works for each category of TÜBA Academy Prizes. Please provide us with a full CV of the nominee and a statement of reason for nominations.

Nominations can be sent by e-mail to and/or by post to Piyade Sokak No: 27 06690 Çankaya – Ankara, Turkey.

For more information click the following link: