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 degree (i.e., a PhD level but with a different degree label)
- 40 years of age or younger at the time of submission
- Expert / practitioner in this year’s theme of circular economy