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TWAS-Mohammad A. Hamdan Award
Starting from year 2020, this biennial award is named after TWAS’s late Vice President for the Arab Region, Prof. Hamdan. It is given for outstanding mathematical work carried out by a scientist working and living in Africa or Arab regions.
Deadline
20 April 2022
Partner Organizations
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Eligible Nominees from
Algeria
Angola
Bahrain
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Rep.
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Equatorial
Guinea-Bissau
Iraq
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)
Qatar
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Field
Mathematical Sciences
Age limit
None
TWAS - Mohammad A. Hamdan Award
 
Starting from year 2020, this award is named after TWAS’s late Vice President for the Arab Region, Prof. Hamdan.
 
As a Member of our Academy since 1988, Prof. Hamdan was deeply committed to the cause and objectives of TWAS and for many years he actively supported us, and held the position of TWAS Vice-President for the Arab countries on the TWAS Council.

His true commitment to the cause and mission of TWAS in sustaining scientific capacity building in the developing world was so strong that he endowed a large sum to TWAS to establish an award in his name.
 
The award is given every two year, and consists of USD 5,000 and a certificate.
 
Eligibility

The award recognizes a mathematical scientist working and living in Africa or Arab regions. 

The award will be given for outstanding mathematical work (pure, applied, probability, statistics).

Eligible candidates are national of an African or Arab country, who have been living and working there for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination. 

Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.

Self nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered.

Selection

Selection is made on scientific merit. A pre-screening of the nominees will be done at TWAS, the nomination dossiers of the qualified candidates will then be submitted to the jury members for their evaluation.  

How to nominate a scientist

The 2022 nominations can only be submitted electronically through the on-line platform by clicking on the “NEW NOMINATION” button at the bottom of this page.

To resume working on saved nominations, click on the "RESUME" button at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for receiving nominations is 20 April 2022, however we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the deadline but submit the nomination as early as you can to enable us to process it as quickly as possible.

Before starting compiling the nomination, PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE MAXIMUM CHARACTERS ALLOWED.

A nomination is considered complete only if includes all of the following information/material:

  • Nominator contact details;
  • Nominee contact details (self nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered) and general information on the nominee, including the country where he/she has been working and living in the past 2 years;
  • Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process his/her personal data for the purposes of his/her nomination, in conformity to Art. 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003. This authorization can only be submitted through the online platform. The privacy authorization form is available for download in the section ‘nominee’s personal data’. The form must be filled in and signed by the candidate and then uploaded onto the on-line platform;
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee's scientific achievements in Mathematical Sciences);
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution. Supporting statements should explain in detail the work performed by the candidate and its significance in the relevant scientific context. Clear reference should be made to the scientific impact of the nominee's work. Vague supporting statements will not be considered and will negatively affect the evaluation;
  • Clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years;
  • PhD: information on subject area, year and awarding institution;
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies;
  • Brief information on awards and honours received;
  • List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format;
  • The nominee's brief CV and her/his complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.

PLEASE CHECK IF ENTERED DATA ARE VALID

In particular:

1) While filling in the form, pay attention to the requirements for each field (e.g. maximum number of characters, file type, date format, etc.)

2) Run a check using the button of the form menu to verify that mandatory fields have been filled in and the data you entered are accepted. This also saves your form.
Every time you run a check, you are taken to the last section of the form named "Submit". Use the form menu to navigate to the previous sections.

3) After you run a check, fields with NOT ACCEPTED OR MISSING DATA will be highlighted in RED.
Please note that once you have duly modified the content of one or more fields, the red highlight will not disappear until you run again a check.

For quick tips, please click on: http://onlineforms.twas.org/documents/Applicants_tutorial.pdf

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Previous winner of the TWAS - Mohammad A. Hamdan Award:

2020: Abdon Atangana, South Africa (nationality: Cameroon), for his contribution to fractal mathematics and partial differential equations.

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