The BMI 2018 Prize

The Boris Mints Institute
Application Deadline
The Boris Mints Institute
Tel Aviv

The world is thirsty for innovative, groundbreaking policy solutions to promote environmental sustainability, ensure food security, health and energy to all, and eradicate poverty, inequality and
international conflict. The Boris Mints Institute was founded with the intention to encourage research, planning and innovative thinking to promote significant positive change in the
world. BMI is focusing on finding strategic feasible solutions and innovative projects to enhance the welfare of communities around the globe.

Starting 2017, BMI awards a $ 100,000 prize to an exceptional researcher who has devoted his/her research and academic life to the solution of a strategic global challenge and whose
research public action and ideas had transformative impacts on global policy formation as well as a proven contribution to the welfare of a significant number of communities worldwide. The 2017 BMI Prize was awarded to Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor, Columbia University and Director, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, for his exceptional work in the
field of Sustainable Development.

The 2018 BMI Prize will be awarded to:
An outstanding researcher in the age range of 40-55 in one of the following fields:

  • Inequality and poverty reduction
  • Food security
  • Conflict resolution

The BMI Prize is granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation. The prize will be transferred to a research institute or body according to the Prize winner's choice. The winner will commit to contribute 20% of the prize for scholarships to research students, who will be selected by the winner.

Entries must meet the following criteria:

  • Winning the BMI Prize requires a substantial body of academic work of a considerable volume.
  • The nominee's academic and applied contribution must fit within aforementioned set of topics. The nominee's work both demonstrates a clear perception of the ‘big-picture’ and focuses on practical and applicable solutions to the challenge.
  • The nominee's work transcended the academic world to the sphere of public action.
  • The academic and public efforts had a transformative impact on global policy


  • Submission of proposals – January 1st, 2018
  • End of evaluation and judgment – March 2018
  • The Prize ceremony will take place at TAU, as a part of the annual meeting of the Board of Governors of TAU on the third weekend of May 2018.