5,000 TWAS Award for Developing Country Scientists with Ph.D. in Chemistry 2020

5,000 TWAS Award for Developing Country Scientists with Ph.D. in Chemistry 2020



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15 May 2020
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The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), sponsored by Searle Company Ltd, is offering the Atta-ur-Rahman Award for young scientists in developing countries with a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate’s age must not be older than 40 years.
  • Eligible nominees are national of a developing country, who have been living and working in a Scientifically and Technologically Lagging (STL) country, for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination.
  • All fields of Chemistry are eligible.
  • Self-nominations will not be considered.

Selection Process:

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 Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman will select the winner.

The Award:

The award carries a cash award of USD5,000

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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