The first recipient of the award was announced at the 23rd General Meeting of TWAS in Tianjin, China (18-21 September 2012).
Young chemists (under the age of 40), national of a developing country, who have been living and working in a Scientifically and Technologically (ST)-lagging country for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination. All fields of Chemistry are eligible.
For a list of the 67 ST-lagging countries, please visit: The 67 S&T-lagging countries
A pre-screening of the candidates will be done at TWAS, The material on the top candidates will be provided to Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman who will select the winner.
Previous winners of the TWAS - Atta-ur-Rahman Prize in Chemistry
2016 – Bijay Singh, Nepal
2015 – Mirabbos Hojamberdiev, Uzbekistan
2014 – Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien, Egypt
2013 – Mohammad Abdul Hasnat, Bangladesh
2012 – Shamsun Nahar Khan, Bangladesh