World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Science Prizes 2016

World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Science Prizes 2016

Deadline: February 29, 2016

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Science Prizes are now open for applications. The TWAS Prizes are awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development.

Fields

  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Earth Sciences
  5. Engineering Sciences
  6. Mathematics
  7. Medical sciences
  8. Physics
  9. Social Sciences

The Prize

  • Each year the Academy awards nine prizes of USD 15,000 each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years.
  • Each prize is accompanied by a medal.
  • Prizes are usually presented on a special occasion, often coinciding with the General Meeting of TWAS.

Eligibility

  • Open to scientists from developing countries in any of the following fields: Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematics, Medical sciences, Physics and Social Sciences
  • Candidates for a TWAS Prize must be scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years immediately prior to their nomination. They must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
    • Scientific research achievement of outstanding significance for the development of scientific thought.
    • Outstanding contribution to the application of science and technology to sustainable development.
  • Members of TWAS and candidates for TWAS membership are not eligible for TWAS Prizes.
  • Self-nominations will not be considered.
  • Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged.

Nomination

  • TWAS is inviting nominations from all its members as well as science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions in developing and developed countries.
  • Nominations must be made on the nomination form and clearly state the contribution the candidate has made to the development of the particular field of science for which the prize would be awarded.
  • The nominee’s CV and her/his complete list of publications are also required.
  • Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged.
  • Nominations for the 2015 prizes must be submitted to the address shown below. Nominations arriving later will be considered in the following year.
  • The re-nomination of a previously declined candidate shall be accepted only if it bears substantially new elements for judgment.

For more information, visit TWAS Science Prizes.

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