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TWAS-Abdool Karim Award 2024 for Women Scientists in Low Income African Countries

TWAS-Abdool Karim Award 2024 for Women Scientists in Low Income African Countries

This new prize, named after TWAS Fellow Quarraisha Abdool Karim, carries a cash award of USD5,000 generously provided by Professor Abdool Karim. It is designed to honour women scientists in Low Income African countries for their achievements in Biological Sciences.

About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease and poverty. From the start, the Academy had essential support from Italian scientists and political leaders. The Third World Academy of Sciences, as it was first known, was inaugurated officially in 1985 during a ceremony attended by UN Secretary-... continue reading

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TWAS-Abdool Karim Award

Application Deadline30 Jun 2024
TypeContest
SponsorThe World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
GenderWomen

Aim and Benefits of TWAS-Abdool Karim Award

TWAS Abdool Karim Award: USD5,000


Requirements for TWAS-Abdool Karim Award Qualification

The award recognizes women scientists for their achievements in Biological Sciences.

Eligible nominees for the 2024 award are female scientists nationals of a Least Developed African country who have been living and working there for at least two years immediately prior to their nomination. (i.e. from 01/02/2022);

Fellows of TWAS are not eligible

Self nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered.

The same nominee cannot be nominated for more than one ‘Fellows of TWAS Awards’ in a given year. The secretariat retains the right to bring to the attention of the relevant nominators that the nomination may be suitable for another award, and the final decision whether or not to shift the nomination will be taken by the nominators themselves.



Interview date, Process and Venue for TWAS-Abdool Karim Award

A pre-screening of the candidates 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 Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim will select the winner.


Documents Required for Application

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

  • Nominator contact details;
  • Nominee contact details (self nominations and nominations from jury members are not accepted) and general information on the nominee, including the country where she has been working and living in the past 2 years;
  • Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process her personal data for the purposes of 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 Biological Sciences);
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution in Biological 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 complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.
  • The nominee's h-index in Google Scholar and the associated number of citations.


Application Deadline

June 30, 2024


How to Apply

For more details, visit TWAS website.

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