Mahathir Science Award 2023 for Tropical Agriculture/Architecture & Engineering ($100,000 prize)

Deadline: 1st of March, 2023

To apply for the 2023 Mahathir Science Award, click here. The Mahathir Science Award (MSA) is given to any scientist, institution, or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations toward solving problems in the tropics through science and technology. It is regarded as the most prestigious science award in the world for tropical sciences.

Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Architecture and Engineering, Tropical Medicine, and Tropical Natural Resources are the categories for the prize. Based on merit, it is given to the most deserving candidates. As a result, this goes beyond Malaysia’s borders in order to promote excellence in tropical research, which will directly assist tropical nations and indirectly benefit the global community.

The categories for the 2023 Mahathir Science Award are Tropical Agriculture or Tropical Architecture and


One award will be conferred each year. The award carries a cash prize of USD $100,000, a
gold medal and a certificate.


Open to any scientists, institution or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions
and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology.
Self nomination will not be considered.

Selection Criteria:

The selection criteria for the Award takes into account:

  • The originality of the candidate’s achievement(s)
  • The impact of candidate’s achievement(s), including future impact on the Tropics
  • The significance of the candidate’s achievement(s) in solving the problems of the tropics by
    improving the quality of life and contributing to the region’s prosperity


Download the nomination form:

  • For individuals (PDF or Word)
  • For Group (PDF or Word)
  • For organisation (PDF or Word)

To submit your nomination, email/mail your completed nomination form and required
attachments/supporting documents to the Award Secretariat via the contact below by March 1, 2023:
Award Secretariat
902-4, Jalan Tun Ismail,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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