Elsevier Awards for Early Career Women Scientists
Deadline: Extended to 31 October. TWAS has teamed up with OWSD to organize the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World.
are designed to honour outstanding candidates from each of the five regions of the developing world:
- Sub-Saharan Africa,
- the Middle East,
- Central and South Asia,
- East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and
- Latin America and the Caribbean.
Each regional winner will be celebrated for their research excellence and receive a cash prize of USD5,000 to be presented at the the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference. In addition, winners will be reimbursed the full cost of attending the conference (including travel, accommodation and registration), which will be held in Boston, USA, in February 2013.
The 2013 awards focus on the Life Sciences.
Future editions will focus on the Chemical Sciences (2014) and Physics, Mathematics and Engineering (2015).
- Candidates must be women scientists who obtained their PhDs no more than 10 years ago.
- Candidates must be living and working in one of the S&T lagging countries identified by TWAS.
The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2012.
Further information and nomination forms can be found on the OWSD website.
The awards are being administered by TWAS and OWSD thanks to a generous contribution from the Elsevier Foundation.