Since the first award in 1990, the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes.  Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives.

The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded annually by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee conducts initial screening and evaluation of candidates, and the International Prize Jury, a group of internationally renowned scientists, makes the final selection of prize laureate.

The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture, and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (~EUR 165,000 or USD 215,000). The award ceremony is in Stockholm in November each year.

Nomination Guidelines

  • A short letter of motivation
  • A detailed description of the research the nominee has conducted and how it adds to our knowledge around environmental science. Main achievements and their importance should be emphasized. Emphasis must also be placed on the impacts of the research outside of the particular discipline, e.g., impacts on policy development, impacts on sustainability, and/or contribution to changed behavior.
  • CV of the nominee and a list of published paper/s and links, if available.
  • Letter/s of reference. Maximum 3 letters written by someone other than the nominator.
  • Nominations should be submitted in English using the official form available at www.environment-prize.com. When not feasible, please contact the secretariat [email protected]
  • When submitting nominations for a group of named individuals, please send one nomination for each person (maximum 3 persons) and specify in the description of achievements that the nomination is for a shared prize.
  • A nomination remains valid for three years.
  • Please note that self-nominations are not accepted.

Nominations are due by January 10, 2018. For more Information, see Volvo Environment Prize Website.