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
Deadline Extended
15 September 2015
Eligible Nominees
Science- and technology-lagging countries
Biological 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.

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 2016 edition will be in the biological sciences (including agriculture, biology and medicine). Nominations will be accepted until 1 September 2015 15 September 2015.

For more information, please visit or see the nomination form (Word document) at the link below.

Application doc(s): 
elsevier_owsd_2016_nomform.docx265.51 KB
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