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Princess of Asturias Awards

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The Call for Nominations for the 2017 Princess of Asturias Awards is now open. Conferred in eight different categories (the Arts, Literature, Communication and Humanities, Social Sciences, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports), they are aimed at rewarding the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions, or groups of individuals or institutions. We invite you to present nominations for any of these categories. At you will find the regulations for the bestowal of our Awards, as well as the online nomination form. In accordance with said Regulations, nominees “in each of the categories that the Awards encompass should be truly exemplary and their work or contribution should be of acknowledged standing”. The deadline for submitting nominations is 30th March 2017 for all categories. The Awards are presented by HM King Felipe VI at an annual ceremony held at the end of October in the city of Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias, in Spain.


Deadline for submission The deadline for submitting nominations is 30th March 2017 for all categories. In accordance with the stipulations of items 1.a and 1.e of Article 4 of the present regulations, the members of the eight juries and laureates from previous years may submit nominations up to three calendar days prior to the date set for convening the corresponding jury.

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Opportunity Details

Date PostedFeb 1, 2017
Start DateFeb 1, 2017
End DateMar 30, 2017
Apply BeforeMar 30, 2017
Award Type
St. George
Mississauga (UTM)
Scarborough (UTSC)
Level Of Study
Subject Areas
Social Sciences
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Toronto, Ontario
School of Graduate Studies
1.Each Princess of Asturias Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the Award, a cash prize of €50,000, a diploma and an insignia. 2.Should the award be shared, the cash prize shall be divided equally amongst the Laureates.
1.The following may submit nominations for the different Princess of Asturias Award categories: a.Laureates from previous years b.Those public figures and institutions invited to do so by the Foundation c.Spanish embassies d.Diplomatic representations in Spain e.Members of the eight juries, provided they do not submit nominations for the award in the category corresponding to the jury of which they are a member f.Other public figures and institutions of renown 2.The nominations should demonstrate that, among other merits, the nominee is an outstanding role model whose work is of unquestionable standing. 3.After analysing the merits of each candidature and assessing whether the nomination fulfils the requirements of these regulations, the Foundation will accept only those candidatures meeting said requirements. 4.In no case whatsoever will the following nominations submitted for a Princess of Asturias Award be accepted: Posthumous nominations. Heads of state and/or heads of Spanish or foreign governments. Members of higher state institutions and/or those holding high office in Spanish or foreign governments. State institutions and public authorities regulated by the Spanish Constitution or Spanish legislation. Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation or those who have been trustees within the three years immediately prior to the nomination. Those who have been a member of a Princess of Asturias Award Jury within three years immediately prior to the nomination. Individuals, organizations or institutions who apply for the award on their own behalf. 5.Nominations are to be submitted by duly completing the official form or by means of a written document that clearly sets out the outstanding merits and standing of the nominee in accordance with the provisions of these regulations. 6.Whatever the means employed, the documents considered appropriate to demonstrate the nominee’s merits, including all relevant data and complementary information, are to be attached or enclosed, along with any further reasoned support or endorsements. Audio-visual material intended to contribute to this end will also be accepted. 7.The Foundation will not enter into any correspondence regarding the nomination nor return any documents submitted.