While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.
Biology: ecology, microbiology, plant pathology, genetics, mycology, viticulture, horticulture, agronomy, pepper-pathogen interaction, focus on resistance against viruses, bacterias, nematodes, environmental study, wildlife conservation and management
Chemistry: material science and technology
Engineering: mechanical engineering, theory of machine-tools, biomedical engineering, biomedical robotics, bioinformatics, urban planning and design, building energy, building services engineering, architectural engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, road design and safety, chemical machinery engineering, jet engineering, fluid and heat engineering, materials science: industry laser technologies, sheet metal forming, electrical engineering and acoustics
Mathematics: applied mathematics, mathematical biology, dynamical systems
Computer and Information Technology: software technology, programming languages, type theory, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems, data science, electrical engineering, bioinformatics