Individuals and institutions are invited to nominate candidates for the Marcus Wallenberg Prize between 1 March and 31 May 2021.
The Prize is awarded to scientific achievements of importance to forestry and forest industries.
Earlier it has been possible to nominate candidates for the Marcus Wallenberg Prize the whole year. From now on the nomination period is open for nominations 1 March-31 May 2021, and then starts between 1 February and ends 31 May each year.
The aim of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate path-breaking scientific breakthroughs of importance to the forest-based sector all over the world. The achievements may be of widely different characters – from forest ecosystem, conservation and management through conversion and production processes to products and service inventions contributing to a sustainable development of society.
One researcher or a group of two to four can be nominated. The statutes of the of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation do not allow any person to nominate herself or himself.
The candidates will be assessed and graded initially on the basis of the nomination and further reviewed by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Selection Committee, peer scientists, forest and industry managers and related consumer specialists. In the evaluation excellent science and technological innovation including the combination of both will be recognized.
All information should be obtained without involving the candidate(s), and the whole process is kept secret until a final announcement is made.