USD10,000 TWAS Award for Developing Country Scientists with Ph.D. in physical Sciences 2020

USD10,000 TWAS Award for Developing Country Scientists with Ph.D. in physical Sciences 2020



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15 May 2020
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The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), sponsored by Lenovo, a global leader in consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology that is the largest PC company in the world _ is offering a $ 10,000 award to young scientists in developing countries to honor them for their achievements in physical science.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate’s age must not be older than 45 years.
  • Eligible nominees are 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.
  • Self-nominations will not be considered.

Selection Process:

  • The 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.

The Award:

The award carries a cash award of USD10,000

About the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS):

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries – works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy, and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. 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.

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