The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Awards recognize the research excellence of women scientists working and living in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

 Deadline for receiving nominations for the 2014 Awards is 15 September 2013.

Nature of the Awards
  • Five Awards will be awarded annually, one each to a female scientist from one of the five regions of the world: Latin America and the Caribbean; the Arab region; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central and South Asia; and East and South-East Asia and the Pacific.
  • The five region-specific annual Awards will rotate between the life sciences, chemical sciences and physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. In 2014, the five Awards will be given in the chemical sciences.
  • The five winning scientists of the 2014 edition will be celebrated for their research excellence, and receive a cash prize of USD5,000 in addition to a year’s complimentary access to ScienceDirect and all-expenses-paid attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA, where the awards ceremony will take place. The winners will also be invited to attend international events pertaining to OWSD and TWAS. 

  • Candidates must be female early-career scientists (within ten years of earning their PhD degree).
  • At nomination, candidates must have lived and worked for at least three years in one of the countries listed in the nomination form

  • The selection process will be administered by OWSD and TWAS. 
  • The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Winners will be informed of their selection in November/December 2013.

  • Nominations are invited from OWSD members, TWAS members, national science academies, national research councils and senior academics (heads of departments, heads of universities) both in developing and developed countries.
  • Self-nominations, or nominations by selection committee members, are not accepted.
  • Nominations need to be made on the nomination form and be signed by the nominator; they must include the candidate'scurriculum vitae and full list of publications; and be accompanied by three reference letters.
  • Nominations must reach the OWSD Secretariat by 15 September 2013.

Nomination Form
Click on the link below to download the nomination form and info sheet (Word file). 

Deadline: 15 September 2013

Inquiries and completed nomination forms should be addressed to:

OWSD-Elsevier Awards
OWSD Secretariat
ICTP campus
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240321
Fax: +39 040 2240689


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