Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2024 (£500,000 prize)
Applications are open for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2024. The QEPrize seeks nominations from the public that celebrate a wide variety of engineering innovations across all sectors of...
Deadline: July 14, 2023
Applications are open for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2024. The QEPrize seeks nominations from the public that celebrate a wide variety of engineering innovations across all sectors of the profession, and a breadth of nominators from all corners of the globe.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the awarding of the first QEPrize. Over the past decade, they have honoured 20 eminent engineers whose innovations have affected billions of lives. As the QEPrize approaches this milestone year, they are seeking a diverse range of nominations that truly epitomise excellence in engineering.
Engineering benefits us in all aspects of life and the boundaries are constantly changing. The QEPrize reflects this and includes all disciplines and sectors. The fruits of engineering range from nano-scale devices that get medicines to where they are needed in the body to the world’s biggest – and greenest – buildings; from the pinpoint accuracy of robots that perform heart surgery to the proliferation of ever-faster multiplatform broadband applications; from hi-tech fabrics to make the smart clothes of the future to new, clean and green sources of energy to power the world. And engineering also promotes the sharing of ideas and information, empowering the desire for freedom, security and a better quality of life.
- A £500,000 prize is awarded to up to ten engineers responsible for a bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation of global benefit to humanity.
- The QEPrize is an international award and accepts nominations from anywhere in the world.
- Self-nomination and posthumous nomination are not allowed.
The judges will use these criteria to select the winner, or winners, of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering:
- What is it that this person has done (or up to ten people have done) that is a ground-breaking innovation in engineering?
- In what way has this innovation been of global benefit to humanity?
- Is there anyone else who might claim to have had a pivotal role in this development?
Nominations for the 2024 QEPrize are now open and will close on 14 July 2023. The deadline for referees to submit supporting statements is 11 August 2023.
For more information, visit QEPrize.
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