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 and the United States government and Underwriters Laboratories for their academic and professional achievements.

The 2021 Prize will emphasize the role of female scientists who have used their work to improve the society in sustainable ways and have acted as role models for other women learning, working in and pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year, the Prize focuses on the theme of Clean Water and Clean Air.

Along with recognition for their achievements, the winner of each category is eligible to receive cash awards of $15,000 for the Senior Scientist and $10,000 for the Mid-career Scientist.