A Prize may be awarded to a group of scientists or an individual scientist. Unlike the Nobel Prize, which limits the number of recipients for any of their prizes to three (3), VinFuture Prize has no such restriction. Science is collaborative in nature, and breakthrough discoveries are frequently the result of a team’s collective efforts. As such, we have decided to honor all key contributors. The inaugural VinFuture Grand Prize was, in fact, shared by three scientists from diverse fields, all of whom contributed to the extraordinary development of mRNA vaccines. We shall note that while an organization may be associated with breakthrough research, we are more interested in the team of scientists who are directly engaged in and contribute to the project, rather than the institution itself.
The VinFuture Prize is focused on individuals or small groups; therefore, you cannot nominate a country for the Prize. However, you are more than welcome to nominate deserving individuals/groups from your country to be considered for the next Laureates of the VinFuture Prize.