Lenovo is a USD 34-billion personal technology company, and the largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.
The rapid growth Lenovo has recently experienced in emerging markets has prompted the company to partner with TWAS to launch a high-level prize to give international recognition and visibility to individual scientists in the developing world for their outstanding scientific achievements.
The 2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize was awarded to Quarraisha Abdool Karim from South Africa, for her exceptional and distinguished contributions in HIV prevention and women's health.
The 2013 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize was awarded to Chilean theoretical physicist Claudio Bunster Weitzman for his contributions to understanding gravity and the quirky physics of tiny, fundamental particles of matter.
Prize. The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize will carry a monetary award of USD100,000 provided by Lenovo, as well as a medal and a certificate highlighting the recipient's major contributions to science. The prize will be presented to the recipient at a special ceremony arranged by TWAS.
Field. During the first four-year cycle (2013-2016), the prize subject will focus on the basic sciences, with the specific subject area changing each year: physics and astronomy (2013), biological sciences (2014), mathematics (2015) and chemical sciences (2016).
Nominations. Nominations are invited from TWAS members, selected individuals, as well as from science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Eligibility. Candidates must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years. The prizes will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.
Evaluation. The evaluation and selection will be carried out by an authoritative international jury chaired by the TWAS president and including a representative from Lenovo. Jury members and previous winners of the Trieste Science Prize (also administered by TWAS) will not be eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.
TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize
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