Global Energy Prize


Global Energy


Global Energy Prize


The “Global Energy” international energy prize is awarded for outstanding scientific research and scientific-technical developments in the field of energy which promote greater efficiency and environmental security for energy sources on Earth in the interests of all mankind.

The “Global Energy” prize stimulates the development of energy in terms of science and underscores the importance of international cooperation and state and private investment in the sectors of energy supply, energy saving and energy security on the planet.

In accordance with data from the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, the “Global Energy“ prize figures in the “Top 99” most prestigious and significant international awards.

Since 2003, 42 researchers have become the Global Energy Prize laureates representing 15 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Ukraine, and the USA.


 The Prize is awarded annually. The elected number of laureates ranges from two or three.
Nomination submissions of the following categories are accepted for consideration:

  • Electric power engineering;
  • Exploration, extraction, transportation and processing of fuel and power resources;
  • Renewable energy sources;
  • Bioenergy;
  • Fuel cells and hydrogen energy;
  • Heat power engineering;
  •  Nuclear power engineering;
  • New materials used in energy;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Efficient energy storage;
  • Energy transportation;
  • Management in energy sector

Citizens of any state can become a laureate of the Prize.
Candidates for the Prize can be nominated by the Nominators. These are: Scientists and/or organizations acting via their representatives who have been verified on the Organizer’s website and received confirmation of their nominating status, as well as persons specially invited by the Organizer to the nomination pool.

The Prize is not awarded:

  • To the same person for the same achievement twice;
  • To the members of the International Award Committee and to former members of the International Award Committee during the first two years after their resignation therefrom;
  • Posthumously;

Persons performing solely administrative and/or organizational functions cannot be nominated.
Self-nomination for the Prize is not allowed.

The nominator can file up to three nomination submissions in the course of one nomination process.


The award package of the Prize includes: a gold medal, a gold badge, diploma and US $500,000. 

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

If you wish to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit your Expression of Interest (see How to Apply)  to

External Deadline

If your nomination will be submitted by a nominator other than the VPR, please submit directly to the sponsor by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to

How to Apply

The Vice-President (Research) encourages nominations for this prestigious award, and will serve as nominator for those nominees recommended by the Research Honours and Awards Advisory Committee. If you wish to nominate a colleague or to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to by the internal deadline. 

An Expression of Interest will include:

  • A draft letter (two-three pages) addressed to the VPR, signed by your ADR, which outlines how you/your nominee meets the criteria outlined on the Global Energy Prize website
  • An up-to-date CV for nominee (and each member of the team, if applicable)
  • As this is an international prize, the University may engage the Global Excellence Initiative to coordinate external review of nominations.

For More Information

 For more information, contact or Also see the program website

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