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PAPS Award 2013

 | Rules | Nomination | Finalists/Winner


PAPS will award a project developed by a PAPS Member in the US, that had a great impact in Science, Entrepreneurship, Business or Economics. This award intends to foster increased awareness of excellence and leadership.

All PAPS Members will be able to nominate distinguished fellow Members, by elaborating a small text describing their reasons for nomination. A Jury (TBA) will evaluate five finalists and announce the winner at the XIV PAPS Forum in Boston.

The winner will receive a trophy and a symbolic $350 reward.


The criteria for evaluating applications, on a personal and project basis, at each step are:

  • The project’s quality and impact on Science, Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics,
  • The project’s innovation,
  • The candidate’s overall potential for further development and impact on Science, Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics or Society,
  • The candidate’s leadership skills, as shown during the project.