The State of Israel considers the research and development of technologies that reduce the global use of oil in transportation an international concern and a top national priority.
The Government of Israel, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, initiated the National Program to Reduce the Global Dependence on Oil, with an aim of encouraging global innovation and scientific breakthroughs in the field of alternative transportation fuels.
In order to promote the goals of this initiative, "The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation" will be awarded for global innovation or a scientific or technological breakthrough in the field of alternative fuels for transportation.
Nominees for the Prize should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting research in the field of alternative fuels for transportation that is worthy of significant and widespread attention. The recipient(s) can be of any nationality, religion, or race.
The prize of US $1 million will be awarded by the Prime Minister of Israel during the Alternative Fuels Summit, to be held in Israel in November 2013.
Deadline for submission of nomination forms is June 30,2013.
Information regarding the nomination process is available at http://tinyurl.com/pmprize
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