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TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2024

This annual award, established in year 2020, recognizes scientific achievements by young scientists living and working in a developing country.The fifth edition of the award will recognize achievements in Life Sciences. The award, worth USD 10,000, is sponsored by Lenovo Ltd.

The recipients receive USD10,000 sponsored by Lenovo, a global leader in consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology that is the largest PC company in the world.

The subject rotates among various fields of science. The 2020, 2021, 2022, and 20230 awards recognized achievements respectively in the physical sciences; astronomy and cosmology; earth sciences; and mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Aim and Benefits

  • The award, worth USD 10,000, is sponsored by Lenovo Ltd.

Requirements

Eligible candidates are young scientists (not older than 45 years of age), national of a developing country, who have been living and working in a developing country for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination.

In 2024 the award will recognize achievements in life sciences.

Self nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered. Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.

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

Selection of the winner is made on scientific merit. A pre-screening of the nominees 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 the winner will be selected.

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 are not accepted) and general information on the nominee, including the country where he/she has been working and living in the past 2 years;
  • Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process his/her personal data for the purposes of his/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 online platform;
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in earth sciences);
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution in life 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/his complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.

Application Deadline

May 10, 2024

How to Apply

  • The nominations can only be submitted electronically through the online platform by clicking on the “NEW NOMINATION” button at the bottom of this page.
  • To resume working on saved nominations, click on the “RESUME” button at the bottom of this page.
  • The deadline for receiving nominations is 10 May 2024, however, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the deadline but submit the nomination as early as you can to enable us to process it as quickly as possible.

For more details,visit TWAS website

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