Funded 2017/2018 OWSD Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists

Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before 1st September 2017

Eligible Countries: Apply if you hail from one of these countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Dem. Rep., Congo Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Scholarship Country :Awards will be taken in Boston, USA

Eligible Fields: Physical Sciences: Chemistry, Maths and Physics

More Info: Launched by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD, this Award seeks to reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries in the early stages of their scientific careers. Successful awardees are expected to have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment both at a regional and international level and have often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you are female scientist; have received your PhD within the previous 10 years; and have lived and worked in one of the following developing countries during the three years immediately prior to the nomination:

Selection Criteria: The competition will be judged by a distinguished panel of international scientists, including members of TWAS, OWSD and ICTP, and chaired by OWSD. The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid both to the nominees’ contribution to capacity-building in their region, as well as international impact. Winners will be informed of their selection in November 2015.

Number of Awardees: five Awards. One woman is awarded for each of five regions in the developing world: Latin America and the Caribbean; East and South-East Asia and the Pacific; the Arab region; Central and South Asia; and Sub-Saharan Africa (see the list of countries in Africa above)

Value of Award: Individual winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston in February 2017. Taking place for 5 days, the event will be packed with networking opportunities. The winners receive their award at a special networking ceremony, as well as invitations to mentoring and science communication workshops, a visit to a local laboratory, and a celebratory dinner organised by the Elsevier Foundation.

How to Apply:

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