The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD have launched Elsevier awards for women scientists from developing countries. In 2014 year, total five awards will be awarded worth of USD 5,000. The winners will also be invited to attend international events pertaining to OWSD and TWAS. The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Deadline for receiving nominations is 15 September 2013.
The five region-specific annual Awards will rotate between the life sciences, chemical sciences and physical, mathematical and engineering sciences.
Candidates must be female early-career scientists (within ten years of earning their PhD degree). At nomination, candidates must have lived and worked for at least three years in one of the countries listed in the nomination form.
Scholarship Description: The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World” were launched in 2012 by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD to celebrate the achievements of women scientists in the early stages of their careers, with the aim of creating role models for other women to follow, a step that is critical for retaining top talent and building a stronger research culture in developing countries.
What does it cover? The five winning scientists of the 2014 edition will be celebrated for their research excellence, and receive a cash prize of USD5,000 in addition to a year’s complimentary access to Science Direct and all-expenses-paid attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA, where the awards ceremony will take place. The winners will also be invited to attend international events pertaining to OWSD and TWAS.
Selection Criteria: The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
How to Apply: Nominations need to be made on the nomination form and be signed by the nominator; they must include the candidate’s curriculum vitae and full list of publications; and be accompanied by three reference letters.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for receiving nominations for the 2014 Awards is 15 September 2013.