The winners were picked by a jury, comprising noted writer Benyamin, director Abrid Shine and Malayala Manorama senior associate editor Jose Panachipuram.
The DBF-KMB Award is a multi-year exhibition and lecture programme that brings together the Hayward Gallery, the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation and the Kochi Biennale Foundation.
Winners will be recognised during a virtual awards ceremony on May 11.
Kerala's Sarath RR (posthumous) will be conferred with the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak.
The awards will be presented during the virtual South Asian Digital Media conference to be held from March 8 to 10.
The applicants should have PhD in biological sciences/Masters in medical sciences/ or equivalent qualification in subjects related to Biotechnology
The popular Malayalam writer was chosen for his novel 'Delhi: A Soliloquy', the English translation of 'Delhi Gadhakal' that was published in 2011.
The tourist attraction was one of 26 Gold winners in Visit England's 2021 awards, which also give accolades for hidden gems, the best-told stories, quality of welcome and food quality.
According to the duo, good design is all about serving the needs of people in simple, elegant and meaningful ways.
Last year's prize went to American poet Louise Glck for what the judges described as her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.