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TWAS-Lenovo Prize: Deadline 22 May

TWAS-Lenovo Prize: Deadline 22 May

The prize, now in its second year, recognizes the pinnacle of scientific accomplishment in the developing world. The field of competition this year is biological research.

The nomination deadline is quickly approaching for the 2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize. This year's prize will honour a scientist from the developing world for achievements at the pinnacle of biological research.

Now in its second year, the TWAS-Lenovo Prize is one of the premier honours given to scientists in the developing world. It carries 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.

Nominations are invited from TWAS members, 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.

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.

Lenovo is a USD34 billion personal technology company and the largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Lenovo has experienced rapid growth in emerging markets,prompting company leaders to partner with TWAS on the high-level prize.

The prize will be presented at the 2014 TWAS Annual Meeting, which will be held 26-29 October in Oman.

Get full details about nominations for the 2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.