the world academy of sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries


TWAS-C.N.R. Rao Award for Scientific Research
The prize, named after TWAS Founding Fellow and former president C.N.R. Rao, carries a cash award of USD5,000 generously provided by Professor Rao. It is designed to honour TWAS Fellows from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who have made significant contributions to global science.
31 May 2018
Partner Organizations
Eligible Nominees from
Least developed countries
Age limit

Potential candidates:

TWAS Fellows from the Least Developed Countriest (LDCs), who have made significant contributions to global science.

For a complete list of TWAS Fellows, please visit: http://twas.org/network/members

For a list of the LDCs, please visit: Least Developed Countries (LDCs)


TWAS officers review the nominations and propose a winner for approval by Prof. C.N.R. Rao.

Previous winners of the TWAS - C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research

2018 – Yeya Tiemoko Touré, Mali. For his discovery of genetic populations of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto and their role in malaria and lymphatic filariasis parasites transmission in Mali

2017 – Kalulu Taba, Congo Dem. Rep.

2016 – Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou, Benin

2015 – Bishal Nath Upreti, Nepal

2014 – Muntaser Eltayeb Ibrahim, Sudan

2013 – Firdausi Qadri, Bangladesh

2012 – Wendimagegn Mammo Deneke, Ethiopia

2009 – Akissa Bahri, Ghana/Tunisia

2008 – Maurice Tchuente, Cameroon

2006 – Berhanu M. Abegaz, Ethiopia and Philippe Rasoanaivo, Madagascar

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