Call for Nominations: 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Woman Scientists in the Developing World

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is launching awards program recognizing talented early career women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.


Each winner will be celebrated for their research excellence and receive a cash prize of USD5,000 at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in February 2013. Moreover, winners will be reimbursed the full cost of attending the conference (including travel, accommodation and registration). The 2013 awards focus on life scientists and nominations will be accepted through Sept 30th.


The awards program builds on the 2010 - 2011 Elsevier Foundation OWSD awards program providing a deeper focus on discipline and professional visibility. The five region-specific annual prizes will rotate between the life sciences, chemistry and physics/math disciplines to ensure optimal exposure and networking synergies.


Nominations will be accepted from early career scientists (within ten years of graduating with a PhD degree) from the 81 scientifically-lagging countries as defined by TWAS. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of eminent life scientists from the five regions involved, including members of TWAS and OWSD, and chaired by OWSD president, Prof. Fang Xin. The 2013 award winners will receive their awards at the AAAS’ annual Gender and Minorities Networking Event.


Deadline of submitting entries is on October 15, 2012. Attached are the nominations forms and the criteria for the given award.