The Volvo Environment Prize 2021

Deadline: 10 January 2021
Open to: representatives in all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives
Benefits: cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 140,000 or USD 150,000)


Nominations for the Volvo Environment Prize 2021 are now open. The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded for outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries, which in broad terms fall within the environmental field.

Since its inception in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental awards. The Prize is awarded by an independent foundation, instituted in 1988. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. The International Prize Jury, a group of internationally renowned scientists, makes the final selection of laureate or laureates.


  • The span of disciplines and activities for which nominations can be made is wide and includes all disciplines which have relevance to the environment;
  • The research of nominees should be based on scientific grounds but must clearly show impacts outside of the specific discipline.


The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded annually. The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 140,000 or USD 150,000). The award ceremony is in Stockholm in November each year.

How to apply?

For more information and to apply, please visit the official website.