Az-Zubair Prize for Innovation and Scientific Excellence

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Az-Zubair Prize for Innovation and Scientific Excellence is an annual Sudanese scientific prize awarded by the President of Sudan for scientific innovation and creativity in applied and technological fields.

History[edit]

On November 7, 1998, President Omer Al-Bashir passed a bill to establish an annual scientific award for innovation and scientific excellence that commemorate General Az-Zubair Mohammed Salih, former Sudan's vice president who died in an aeroplane crash. The award is governed by the Association for the Promotion of Scientific Innovation (APSI), a specialized organization that was established by General Az-Zubair for sponsoring technological advances and scientific research.

Prize types[edit]

The prize is divided onto two major levels:

  • Special Honorary Prize - awarded for individuals who had great distinctive works and great scientific position that majorly contributed to the society.
  • Competitors level is divided onto three sub-categories:
    • Scientific level - open to higher ceritificate holders and researchers
    • Youth level - open to students and graduates of universities and higher institutions
    • Talented level - open to anyone that presents valuable and empirical invention or creative work that reflects talent and excellence and has a great value for the society

Prize fields[edit]

The general fields of the Az-Zubair Prize are:

Award[edit]

The prize award is composed of:

  • A medallion of science, awarded by the President of Sudan
  • Scientific patent bearing the name of the winner and abstract for winning
  • Monetary award of SDD20 million Sudanese dinar (equivalent to $90,000) distributed among the winners

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