the world academy of sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries


The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World
An awards programme to celebrate excellent women scientists from developing countries
Call to be announced
Eligible Nominees
All developing countries
Chemical Sciences
Age limit

The Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS have established an award to recognize and spotlight talented early career women scientists living and working in developing countries. Five women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are celebrated each year for their research excellence, receiving a cash prize of USD5,000, a year’s free subscription to ScienceDirect and an all-expenses-paid trip to the annual edition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference which takes place in the USA in February each year.

The annual prizes rotate between three fields: life sciences; chemical and materials sciences; and physical, mathematical and engineering sciences.

To qualify, nominees must be early-career scientists (within 10 years of graduating with a PhD degree) from the 81 eligible countries as defined by TWAS.

The competition is launched in early April each year and nominations are accepted until early October.

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