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 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 for Women 2020 Announced The National Finalists of the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2020 Announced  The Sixth ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2020 […]

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 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

Due to internal circumstances, the 2021 Science Prize’s timeline has been revised to the following: Deadline of submission IS EXTENDED TO 11:59 PM GMT+7 on 22 March 2021. Estimated Announcement of National Finalist 10 May 2021. Estimated Announcement of two Regional Finalist 13 August 2021. Estimated Head-to-head Pitch Competition 13 October 2021. Estimated Notification of […]


The total amount of Prize funding available for winners will be $25,000, and will be provided by Underwriters Laboratories. The winner of the Senior Scientist category will receive $15,000 and the winner of Mid-Career Scientist category will receive $10,000. Separate provisions will be made for travel and lodging expenses as well as meal provisions for […]

Prize Theme

Southeast Asia, a home for more than 649 million inhabitants, is expected to grow to 660 million by 2025 [[1]]. The rising population will impact the people’s quality of life due to lack of access to clean water and uncontrolled air pollution. Approximately 844 million people live with lack of access to safe and clear […]


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 […]