Call For Nominations For The biggest prize in the world for innovation
in the field of alternative fuels and smart mobility


The Eric and Sheila Samson
Prime Minister's Prize


Is a prestigious international prize which awards 1 million us dollars annually for ground- breaking innovation in the fields of smart mobility and alternative fuels for Transportation.


If you are actively engaged in innovative, paradigm shifting research or technological development which is ground-breaking and worthy of significant and widespread attention you can qualify for this prize. Nominations are open to citizens of any country.

Deadline for nomination

The deadline for nominating candidates for the 2019 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize is July 18, 2019. To nominate and for further information please press here:

About the Prize

The government of the State of Israel considers the research, development ,and integration of technologies to reduce global use of petroleum in transportation to be an international mission.

Thus, in 2011, the government of Israel, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, initiated the National Program to Reduce the Global Dependence on Oil, with an aim of encouraging global innovation and scientific and technological breakthroughs in the fields of smart mobility and alternative transportation fuels.

In order to promote the goals of this initiative, the Prime Minister’s Office spearheaded by the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, together with the Ministry of Science, Technology & Space and Keren Hayesod, will grant an annual award: "The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation".

Nominees for the prize should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting research in these fields worthy of significant, widespread attention and recognition. The recipient(s) can be citizens of any country and there will be no discrimination based on nationality, religion, or gender.