South African Women In Science Awards (WISA) 2018

South African Women In Science Awards (WISA) 2018

Deadline: May 18, 2018

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2018 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA). The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women.

The theme for the 2018 WISA is leveraging science, technology and innovation to enhance inclusive growth and development. This theme is adapted from the 2018 priority theme for the 6th BRICS Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministerial meeting, which will be hosted by South Africa in July 2018.

Categories

The 2018 WISA will be presented on August 16, 2018 as part of the Department’s celebration of Women’s Month. The awards will be made in the following categories:

  • Awards for Distinguished Woman Researchers
  • Awards for Distinguished Young Woman Researchers
  • Awards for Research and Innovation
  • DST Fellowships
  • TATA Africa Scholarships for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Award

  • Awards for Distinguished Woman Researchers
    • Winner will receive R80,000
    • First runner-up will receive R45,000
    • Second runner-up will receive R35,000;
  • Awards for Distinguished Young Woman Researchers
    • Winner will receive R65,000;
    • First runner-up will receive R35,000;
    • Second runner-up will receive R25,000;
  • Awards for Research and Innovation
    • Distinguished Woman will receive R80,000
    • Distinguished Young Woman: R65,000
  • DST Fellowships
    • R35,000 for master’s (X5)
    • R45,000 for doctoral students (X5)
  • TATA Africa Scholarships for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
    • R60,000 for master’s (X3)
    • R60,000 for doctoral (X3)

Eligibility

  • Open to women scientists and researchers who are South African citizens or permanent residents.

Application

Nominations and applications should reach the Department of Science and Technology by Friday, 18 May 2018 and should be submitted electronically to WISAwards@dst.gov.za. Nominations and applications should clearly indicate the category and should be accompanied by the documentation specified for each category.

Click here to  download the application documents

For more information, visit South African Women In Science Awards.

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