Project ID 469GLO2006

Building upon the universally known achievement of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and the associated International Year, the UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences was establisehd by UNESCO's Executive Board at its 207th session, with a view to foster scientific progress, science popularization and international cooperation in the basic sciences. It will give recognition to achievements that are conducive to socio-economic transformation and development on a regional or global scale. Awarded annually to two individual award-winners, it consists of a monetary reward of US $250,000 for each of the two winners. A gold medal and a diploma will also be given.

  • On-going
  • Multi-donor

USD 5,100,000

Total Project Budget

USD 975,933

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2020.04.07
End Date 2026.04.06
Benchmark as of 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Flexible Funding Natural sciences Multi-donor 5,100,000 975,933

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 4 - Advance international cooperation in science, technology and innovation Output: 4.SC5 - Institutional and human capacities in basic sciences, technology, research, innovation, and engineering enhanced to advance knowledge for sustainable development
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 20%
  • 30%
  • 30%
  • 20%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 45%