Elsevier Award For Women Scientists In Developing Countries

The Elsevier Foundation, OWSD and TWAS have opened their call for nominations for the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Awards.

AsianScientist (Apr. 15, 2013) – The Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), announced this week their call for nominations for the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Awards.

The award recognizes talented early career women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. This year’s awards program will focus on chemistry. The five winning scientists will be celebrated for their research excellence, and receive a cash prize of US$5,000 in addition to a year’s complementary access to ScienceDirect and all-expenses paid attendance at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in February 2014.

Nominations will be accepted from April 10 through September 15, 2013. The award winners will be announced in February 2014 at the AAAS annual conference.

Each year, the Elsevier Foundation Award Program, in collaboration with OWSD and TWAS rotates between disciplines (medical/life sciences, chemistry, and physics/math) to ensure optimal exposure and networking synergies. The 2013 awards awarded five medical and life sciences researchers from Bangladesh, Yemen, Peru, Nigeria, and Mongolia for their research excellence.

Nominations for the awards will be accepted from early career scientists within ten years of graduating with a PhD degree from the 81 scientifically-lagging countries as defined by TWAS. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of scientists representing the five regions in the discipline selected, including members of TWAS and OWSD, and chaired by OWSD president, Prof. Fang Xin.

“TWAS sees these awards for early-career women scientists as extremely important,” said Romain Murenzi, the TWAS’s executive director. “Not only do they recognize life-enhancing and life-saving research, but they send a message to younger generations of girls and women: We need you, and we need your best work, to address the great challenges that confront all people and all societies. We’re honored to work with the Elsevier Foundation and OWSD to recognize this excellence in research.”


Source: The Elsevier Foundation.
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