Monday, August 23, 2010

Nominations for MIT Financial Award for Sustainability Projects

From The Foundation Center...

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Deadline: October 5, 2010

Nominations Invited for Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability


The $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability is an annual award that honors inventors whose products or processes impact issues of global relevance, as well as issues that impact local communities in terms of meeting basic health needs, and building sustainable livelihoods for the world's poorest populations.

To foster technological invention in the area of sustainability, the Award for Sustainability celebrates outstanding inventors whose technological products or processes collectively enhance human development, mitigate human environmental impact, and/or provide adaptations to environmental changes that are unalterable in the near term. These types of changes often adversely impact the most vulnerable populations. Issues of sustainability in developed and developing countries include quality of air, water, or soil, or pertain to health, energy, agriculture, shelter, biodiversity, or ecosystem management. Through their work, successful candidates help to ensure effective pathways for global coexistence and the vitality of future generations.

Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals currently working legally in the United States. Candidates may be individuals or a team of two collaborating inventors, and they must be nominated by one of their peers.

Visit the MIT Web site for program information.

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