TWAS Prizes for Developing Countries’ Scientists, 2014

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is awarding eight prizes of USD 15,000 each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years. Each prize is accompanied by a medal. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Selection of the awardees is made on scientific merit and on the recommendations of the selection committees composed of TWAS members. The application deadline is 28th February 2014.. Each year the Academy awards eight prizes of USD15,000 each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years. The Prizes are given in the following fields of science: agricultural sciences, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics, medical sciences and physics. Deadline for receiving nominations for the TWAS 2014 Prizes: 28 February 2014. The “TWAS Prizes” evolved from two pre-existing award schemes: TWAS Awards in Basic Sciences, instituted in 1985, to recognize and support outstanding achievements made by scientists from developing countries in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics and TWNSO Prizes in Applied Sciences, awarded since 1990 by the Third World Network of Scientific Organizations, in the fields of agriculture and technology..  Prizes are available to individual scientists.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Candidates for a TWAS Prize must be scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years immediately prior to their nomination. They must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
· Scientific research achievement of outstanding significance for the development of scientific thought.
· Outstanding contribution to the application of Science and Technology to industry or to human well
· being in a developing country. Members of TWAS and candidates for TWAS membership are not eligible for TWAS Prizes.
· Self
· nominations will not be considered.
Benefits of the scholarship: Each year the Academy awards eight TWAS prizes of USD15, 000 each. Each prize is accompanied by a medal.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Not Known
Number of scholarships: Eight TWAS prizes will be awarded.

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