In order to participate in this Prize, applicants must meet all of the following criteria. An applicant must be a/an:
- Female professional working in applied science
- Citizen and resident of an ASEAN Member State
- ASEAN Member States include: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
- Holder of a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree (i.e., a PhD level but with a different degree label). Applicant who is a candidate for or in process of pursuing a PhD or doctoral degree are not eligible.
- Maximum of 45 years of age or born on or after 1 February 1975.