Win a Cash Prize of £500,000 in the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2022


Are you a bold and  innovative engineer whose engineering innovations are of immense global benefits to humanity?

Submit an application to participate In the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2022 for a chance at the cash prize of £500,000.

Application Deadline: July 31 2021


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  • The £500,000 prize would be awarded to up to five engineers responsible for a bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation of global benefit to humanity


  • Open to any living individual(or not more than five living individuals working as a team)
  • Any nationality
  • self-nomination and posthumous nomination are not allowed.

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Application Instructions

The Process of Nomination

Please read the Prize Rules & Conditions before starting your nomination.

  • Nominations will be managed online.
  • Nominees will receive an email informing them of the nomination.
  • Referees will be invited to support the nomination, entering their references on the website.
  • Completed, eligible nominations will go forward to the judges.

Nominations will be open from 5 May 2021 to 31 July 2021. Nominations are to be made online via the QEPrize website:

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About the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) champions bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation which is of global benefit to humanity.

The world’s leading award for engineers and engineering, the annual £500,000 prize promotes excellence in engineering and celebrates engineering’s visionaries. It inspires young minds to consider engineering as a career choice, and it encourages engineers to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Diverse, multifaceted, and continually evolving, engineering helps create solutions to global challenges and improves billions of lives. Engineers have enabled us to work together across the planet, explore the smallest cells and the most distant stars, and navigate our way through the world.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  •  Call for nominations – 5 May 2021.
  •  Nominations closed – 31 July 2021.
  •  Announcement of the winner – 1 February 2022.

The judges will use these criteria to select the winner, or winners, of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering:

  • What is it that this person has done (or up to five people have done) that is a ground-breaking innovation in engineering?
  • In what way has this innovation been of global benefit to humanity?
  • Is there anyone else who might claim to have had a pivotal role in this development?

Nominations Checklist

  • Does the innovation have global impact?
  • Can you identify up to 5 engineers responsible?
  • Do you have enough information to write a case for nomination?
  • Are you able to identify at least 2 people who are familiar enough with the innovation to act as referees?

Past Winners

Previous recipients of the QEPrize are: Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Marc Andreessen, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee for the Internet and World Wide Web in 2013; Dr Robert Langer for controlled release large molecule drug delivery in 2015; Eric Fossum, George Smith, Nobukazu Teranishi, and Michael Tompsett for digital imaging sensors in 2017; and Dr Bradford Parkinson, Professor James Spilker, Jr, Hugo Fruehauf, and Richard Schwartz for the Global Positioning System in 2019.

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