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Recently, the inaugural "Call for Nominations" webinar of the 2024 VinFuture Prize has successfully concluded, drawing impressive global participation from nearly 150 international scientists and experts from 29 countries across five continents.

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Hanoi, January 9th, 2024 – The VinFuture Prize is delighted to announce the official call for nominations for the 2024 award season. The nomination portal will be open from 2 PM, January 9th, 2024, to 2 PM, April 17th, 2024, (Vietnam time, GMT+7).

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The conclusion of 2023 also signifies the start of a new award season for the VinFuture Prize, the 2024 VinFuture Prize. I am glad to share that our nomination portal for the 2024 award season is now available. An official call for nominations will be launched from 2:00 p.m. on January 9, 2024, to 2:00 p.m. on April 17, 2024, Hanoi time (GMT+7).


Hanoi, December 20, 2023 - The VinFuture Foundation has honored four scientific breakthroughs in 2023. The US$3 million Grand Prize is awarded to the “Invention in creating a sustainable platform for green energy through production with solar cells and storage with Lithium-ion batteries.” Three VinFuture Special Prizes are awarded to “Invention and advancement of disease-resistant rice varieties”, “The discovery of the ozone depletion mechanism in Antarctica”, and “The discovery of the role of glucagon-like peptides-1 (GLP-1), paving the way for widely used treatments for diabetes and obesity.”

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The VinFuture Prize, now in its third season, has seen a remarkable surge in nominations, totaling over 1,300, nearly triple the inaugural year. Professor Albert P. Pisano, Co-chair of the Pre-Screening Committee, and an esteemed member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, applauds the prize’s nature, which is the pursuit of science and technology for positive human impact.


“Most of the major scientific prizes are traditionally given in developed economies. Therefore, it is significant that a big prize such as the VinFuture Prize is now given in Vietnam, an emerging economy. This demonstrates to the world that emerging economies can be equal partners in the innovation game.”

Professor Soumitra Dutta – Member of the VinFuture Prize Council


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I’m a multi-disciplined kind of person. I’ve done mathematics. I’ve done physics. I’ve done economics. I’ve done biology. I’ve done computer science. And in the same way, I am not a single-book kind of person nor a single-genre person. I very much believe in bringing diverse perspectives together, including both fiction and nonfiction.


We have to find a way to explain complex things to them and try to inspire the new generation, because less and less people want to go into science. It is difficult. They want easy money or something, and they don’t realize that money won’t make you happy. I don’t think about these prizes. I respect and I understand the importance of the prizes to bring attention to the science. That’s what is important to me, the science, and to inspire people.


Vietnamese-American scientist Nguyen Thuc Quyen has recently been awarded the Wilhelm Exner Medal 2023 for her valuable contributions directly impacting the future economy through the development of organic solar cells.


“VinFuture Prize celebrates science and technology innovators on the basis of their contribution to humanity. It is the first of its kind to originate in the global south and is unique in bringing a global and specifically humanitarian focus to all prize categories.

Sir Richard Henry Friend, FRS, Chair of the VinFuture Prize Council


"Các giải thưởng khoa học như VinFuture là chất xúc tác của sự đổi mới, mang đến thay đổi tích cực cho nhân loại, cũng như tạo động lực, tiếp sức và cảm hứng đến những nhà đổi mới trong tương lai”, GS Sir Richard Henry Friend - Chủ tịch Hội đồng giải thưởng VinFuture - nhận định trong bài viết đăng tải trên tạp chí giáo dục đại học hàng đầu thế giới Times Higher Education (THE).

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