The University of Texas at Austin may submit TWO nominations for the 2011 Japan Prize, in the following two areas:
1. Information and Communications
2. Bioscience and Medical Science
"The Japan Prize, launched in 1985, is an international prize awarded to scientists and researchers who have made original and outstanding achievements in science and technology. The laureates are recognized for contributing not only to the progress of science and technology, but also to the peace and prosperity of mankind... Each Japan Prize laureate receives a certificate of merit and a commemorative medal. A cash award of 50 million yen is also presented for each prize category. The award is intended for a single person, in principle, but small groups of researchers are also eligible."
More information is available at: http://www.japanprize.jp/en/prize.html
Since UT-Austin may submit a total of TWO nominations, an internal review will be conducted to determine which nominations will be submitted. Each Dean and ORU Director is invited to nominate a maximum of one faculty/researcher for each category. The following items should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2010:
1) Nomination letter from the nominee's Dean or ORU Director addressing the candidate’s contribution to the area of eligibility (pdf and MS Word)
2) Nominee's CV including all relevant publications