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Zayed Sustainability Prize

Prizes for heath, food, energy and water solutions and technologies that can change the world

Principal Office: United Arab Emirates


The Zayed Sustainability Prize is among the world’s largest annual prize funds in renewable energy and sustainability.

The Prize honors the development philosophy of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former head of state and conservation leader of the United Arab Emirates.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Zayed Sustainability Prize. Worldwide prize for excellence in innovation, development, and implementation of solutions and technologies that can change the world. The Prize has five categories: 

  • Health;
  • Food;
  • Energy;
  • Water; and
  • Global High Schools (awards to one high school in each of the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Europe & Central Asia, South Asia, and East Asia & Pacific).

The prize amounts are US$600 thousand in each category. The prize money for the category Global High Schools is divided between six school winners, each from six world regions. 

About the prize

APPLICATION: Submissions to the Sustainability Prize follow a five step application process and are made in English before the specified deadline.  > About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


The website of the Zayed Future Energy Prize is available in Arabic and English.

The environmental interests of Sheik Zayed are summarized in a brief biography.

Previous prize winners and finalists are identified by categories and years.

Contact provides an email contact form and additional information.