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TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award for Developing Countries 2024

TWAS is inviting nominations for the 2024 Award from all its members as well as science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions in developing and developed countries.

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-... read more


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TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award

Application Deadline10 May 2024
TypePhD
SponsorThe World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award

It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Al-Kharafi and will rotate among various fields of science. 


Requirements for TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award Qualification

Nominations for the 2024 award are invited in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Sciences.

Nominees must be female scientists national of a ST-lagging country and have been living and working there for at least two years immediately prior to their nomination (i.e. from 1/2/2022).

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 Social Sciences (economics, politics, sociology);
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution in either Agricultural Sciences or Biology. 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 its associated number of citations.


Application Deadline

May 10, 2024


How to Apply

For more details, visit TWAS website.

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