The International Prize for Biology was established in 1985 to commemorate the
sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his long devotion to biological research. It also
pays tribute to the present Emperor, His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, who has labored
for many years to advance the taxonomical study of gobioid fish, while striving
continuously to elevate the international stature of the Prize.
Each year, the International Prize for Biology is conferred upon a distinguished
researcher in a field selected by the Prize Committee from among all the fields of
biology. Based on nominations gathered from around the world, the Prize is awarded
to a biologist judged to have a superlative record of achievements in the subject field.
Once every decade, “systematic biology and taxonomy” is selected for the Prize as it is
the field in which, like Emperor Showa before him, His Majesty the present Emperor
has conducted research over many years.
So as to spread global recognition of the International Prize for Biology as a tribute
to excellent achievement while accelerating the advancement of biology, the Prize
Committee asks for your sustained cooperation and support.
Deadline: April 21, 2017
By mail: Secretary Office, International Prize for Biology Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
5-3-1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0083, JAPAN
For more information and to download the nomination form, visit: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-biol/index.html