The prize administrators may cancel solicitation and not award The prize administrators may reject any or all responses received Issuance of solicitation does not constitute an award commitment The Prize administrators reserve the right to disqualify any application based on a candidate’s failure to follow solicitation instructions The Prize administrators will not compensate applicants for […]

Press Releases

Press Releases The U.S. Mission to ASEAN Press Release and ASEAN Press Release for the Launch of the Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN -U.S. Science Prize for Women 2022. ASEAN Press Release and US Mission to ASEAN Press Release Winner of the ASEAN – U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020 Announced National Finalists of the ASEAN – U.S. Science Prize […]

Publicity Consent

By submitting an entry application or accepting a prize, each candidate grants to USAID, the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, ASEAN, Underwriters Laboratories, and ASEAN-USAID-IGNITE the irrevocable right without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed including, but not limited to, […]

Review Process

Review process for the two categories consists of four stages which are set below. Stage 1 – Screening for eligibility Stage 2 – Selection of the National Finalists for each category Stage 3 – Selection of the two Regional Finalists for each category Stage 4 – Selection of winner for each category Stage 1 – […]

Important Dates

Date of Issuance : 10 January 2022 Closing Date : 18 March 2022 Announcement of National Finalists : 18 April 2022 Estimated Announcement of Regional Finalists : 19 August 2022  Estimated Head-to-Head Pitch Competition : 11 October 2022 Estimated Announcement of Winner and Awards Ceremony : 11 October 2022


The total amount of Prize funding available for winners will be $25,000, and will be provided by Underwriters Laboratories. The winners of the Senior Scientist category and the Mid-Career Scientist category will each receive $12,500. The honorable mention in both categories will also receive $5,000, each. Separate provisions will be made for travel and lodging […]

Prize Theme

An aging population and growing global health threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic necessitate strengthening of the health ecosystem in ASEAN, including the health facilities, human resources in the health sector, and the delivery system of the medical treatments to the customers. Artificial intelligence (AI) can play an important role in delivering better and more […]


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 of an ASEAN Member State (AMS) include: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Holder a PhD or equivalent doctoral […]


The United States Government, in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories, aims to strengthen ASEAN science and technology capacity and gender equality through an annual Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women (“Prize”). The 2021 Prize will provide promising, ASEAN-national, mid-career and senior female scientists with recognition awards from ASEAN […]