Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2022

Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2022

The prize is open to woman scientist working in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Health and Safety. The application is still open until 18 March 2022.


The 2022 competition aims to raise awareness on cutting edge advancements by women in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research in addressing pressing issues in ASEAN communities. Candidates working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) fields will compete in two categories, (i) Mid-career scientist category for scientists aged 45 years and below, and (ii) Senior Scientist category for scientists aged 46 and older, over the next several months.


Underwriters Laboratories, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the discovery and application of scientific knowledge, will award US$12,500 to each of the winners in both categories and US$5,000 to the runner-up finalists.

This year’s theme is Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Safety, chosen for its importance in delivering better and more affordable healthcare services to over 660 million inhabitants of ASEAN. In addition, robust AI applications can strengthen environmental safety in the workplace, bolster security of industry processing systems, and help address COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts to deter future epidemics.

Applicants must be ASEAN citizens and hold a doctoral degree. Information to check the eligibilities.


For further queries related to the contest, applicants can email and for public outreach, contact USAID ASEAN Communications and Outreach Specialist, Samara Sanders.