TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2020 ($10,000 award)

TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2020 ($10,000 award)

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Nominations are invited for the TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2020. This newly established award will recognize scientists not older than 45 who are living and working in a developing country.

In 2020 the award will recognize achievements in the physical sciences, including physics and chemistry. In future years it will honour achievements in astronomy and cosmology, earth science, mathematics and artificial intelligence, and life sciences.


  • The recipient will receive USD $10,000 sponsored by Lenovo, global leader in consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology that is the largest PC company in the world.


  • Open to young scientists not older that 45;
  • Be a national of a developing country, who have been living and working in a developing country, for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination;
  • Self nominations will not be considered.


Selection of the winner is made on scientific merit. A pre-screening of the nominees will be done at TWAS. The nomination dossiers of the qualified candidates will then be submitted to jury members for their evaluation. Based on this evaluation the winner will be selected.


A nomination is considered complete only if includes all of the following information/material:

  • Nominator contact details;
  • Nominee contact details (self nominations are not accepted) and general information on the nominee, including the country where he/she has been working and living in the past 2 years;
  • Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process his/her personal data for the purposes of his/her nomination, in conformity to Art. 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003. This authorization can only be submitted through the online platform. The privacy authorization form is available for download in the section ‘nominee’s personal data’. The form must be filled in and signed by the candidate and then uploaded onto the on-line platform;
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in physical sciences, including physics and chemistry);
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution in physical sciences. Supporting statements should explain in detail the work performed by the candidate and its significance in the relevant scientific context. Clear reference should be made to the scientific impact of the nominee’s work. Vague supporting statements will not be considered and will negatively affect the evaluation;
  • Clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years;
  • PhD: information on subject area, year and awarding institution;
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies;
  • Brief information on awards and honours received;
  • List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format;
  • The nominee’s brief CV and her/his complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.

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For more information, visit TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award.