Singapore Prize and Young Scientist Awards

A number of awards have been handed out this week to celebrate the efforts of Singaporeans. From literary works to environmental initiatives, the winners of these prizes are helping to make a difference in their fields.

The Young Scientist Award (YSA) is administered by the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF)* and is meant to recognize the potential of young scientists to become world-class researchers in their respective fields. In order to win the YSA, candidates must have published scientific papers in high-impact journals and displayed strong research productivity.

In addition to the monetary prize, the winner will also receive a prestigious citation. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony in 2023 and presented with a commissioned trophy, as well as other prizes and opportunities from NRF.

This year, the theme of the YSA is “Resonance: Connecting through Literature.” The aim is to showcase how reading and writing can resonate in a meaningful way with readers. The YSA is open to all Singaporeans who have written a piece of literature in English or have had their work translated into it. It is also open to Singaporeans who have published comics or graphic novels in the past two years.

The YSA will see five winning entries chosen by the NRF. The top entry will be awarded the YSA 2023 Grand Prize, while the other four will be awarded the YSA 2023 Silver Prizes. The winning entries will be selected based on the following criteria:

During his trip to Singapore, Prince William will meet with local organizations who are working to fight against illegal wildlife trade. These include GRST, which makes tyres for electric vehicles that are more sustainable and reduce tyre pollution; WildAid Marine Programme, which seeks to halt the decline of marine species; S4S Technologies, which provides drone-based monitoring systems; and Boomitra, which produces a natural fungus that can help reduce airborne fungal infestations in hospitals.

At a recent awards ceremony, the Earthshot Prize was presented to Accion Andina, GRST, WildAid Marine Program, and S4S Technologies, which are all trying to create more sustainable solutions to the climate crisis. The event was held in Singapore, a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. The award’s name comes from President John F Kennedy’s Moonshot speech, in which he challenged America to send a man to the moon by the end of the decade.

During his visit, Prince William will also try his hand at dragon boating and take part in a tree-planting event to mark his first visit to the country. He will also call on the country’s president and prime minister, and visit the Istana. He will then travel to Indonesia and Australia, where he will see how conservation initiatives are being implemented. This is Publishing Perspectives’ 131st awards-related report since our 2022 operations began on January 3. For more, click here. This article is also featured in our upcoming 2023 edition of the Book Awards Digest, which will be released in late April.