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​​​​​​​​​​​​​BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awa​rds 2017​

Published on : 20-Feb-2017

The BBVA Foundation, in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is inviting NTU to nominate its candidate(s) for the 10th edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards. More details are available at

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. ​​​

These international awards will be granted in 8 categories:
​a. Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
b. Biomedicine
c. Ecology and Conservation Biology
d. Information and Communication Technologies
e. Economics, Finance and Management
f. Contemporary Music
g. Climate Change
h. Development Cooperation

Award Content:

  • € 400, 000 prize money (if the award is shared by more than one person, the money is to be shared equally among all recipients)
  • A diploma
  • A commemorative artwork


Requirement and nominations process

  • Nominations shall in all cases be indirect
  • NTU may nominate more than one candidate (no limitation of number), but no candidate may be nominated for more than one category
  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • Awards may not be granted posthumously


Entry Submission and Documentation:

Nominations process will conclude at 23:00 hours GMT on 30 June 2017
All nominations should be submitted through the website of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards:
Both nominations and accompanying documentation must be submitted in English only

Following information and documents to be provided (more detailed information on the website):
1) Award category  for which the candidate is being nominated
2) Name of the institution and nominating officer/body, with the corresponding contact data
(Schools/Research Institutes/Centres to submit nominations for their respective faculty)
3) Candidate particulars, including institutional affiliation
4) A brief summary of candidate's main contributions – reasons for nomination.

The online application system will request the following documents, to be submitted in PDF format only:
5) A letter of nomination signed by the officer(s)/body(ies).
6) A description of the salient contributions of the candidate and reasoned arguments for the nomination (maximum of four pages, single spaced)
7) ​Candidate's CV

Note: If an entry refers to one or several research teams or various persons deemed to have made convergent contributions to a given advance as a result of parallel working:

  • the nominating officer/body should provide the information referred to in points 4 and 7 for all members of the candidature.
  • the nominator should provide a single descriptive text including a brief account of the role performed by each member in point 6


Please inform RSO (attn. to: Yao Wei if your School/RI/RC intends to submit any nominations by 31 May 2016.​​