Spirit of Abdus Salam Award

Annual award given by the family of Abdus Salam


The family of Nobel Prize winner Abdus Salam have set up the Spirit of Abdus Salam Award. The award is announced annually on the occasion of the ICTP Salam Distinguished Lectures, held at ICTP during the last week of January to coincide with Abdus Salam's birthday on 29 January.

Abdus Salam is primarily remembered for his scientific work, but his family wish him to also be remembered for his humility of spirit and humanitarian passion and zeal which ultimately led to the creation of ICTP and TWAS. 

The Award, consisting of a certificate and a cash amount of Euro 1000, recognises those within the extended ICTP family of scientists and non-scientists, and administrative staff alike who have worked tirelessly to further Abdus Salam's humanitarian  passion  and vision for the cooperation, promotion and development of science and technology in the developing  world. This could be shown by an associate, visitor  or professor who has gone beyond the call of duty to try and help fellow students and academics in ICTP or their own country; or members of ICTP or TWAS staff who have gone beyond their duties to assist and support others. Self nominations are discouraged.