ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women: Supporting, Recognizing and Inspiring Young Women in ASEAN Region!

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Deadline: 1 April 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Mission to ASEAN, in partnership with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and UL are seeking applications for an annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women with an aim to strengthen ASEAN science and technical capacity.

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The 2016 Prize will provide a promising, ASEAN-based, early to mid-career woman scientist whose research focuses on sustainable energy with recognition from ASEAN and the United States government for their academic and professional achievements.

Prize Aims

  • Support and recognize promising, early to mid-career women scientists pursuing scientific career in the ASEAN region; and
  • Encourage intra-ASEAN and ASEAN-U.S. collaboration around materials science research to enable sustainable energy
  • Inspire young women in the ASEAN region to pursue STEM careers

Funding Information

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  • The total amount of prize funding available for the winner is $25,000 USD, and will be provided by UL.
  • Separate provisions will be made for travel and lodging expenses for the winner to attend an Awards Ceremony at an ASEAN ministerial meeting, projected to occur in October 2016.
  • The winner must be available to attend the Awards Ceremony to receive the Prize.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Scientific Excellence: What is the focus of applicant’s research and how does it help to address sustainable energy needs?
  • Relevance to ASEAN’s regional goals: How does applicants work relate to ASEAN’s regional science and technology and sustainable energy needs and goals? What kinds of regional collaborations is part of applicants work?
  • Experience in Mentoring, inspiring and supporting students and female scientists: One objective of this prize is to recognize and empower female scientist role models. How do applicant currently mentor, collaborate, with, or otherwise inspire, support and encourage students and women in science?

Eligible Countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Any female
  • Candidate should be the resident of an ASEAN member state.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree
  • Candidate must be under 40 years of age at the start of the open application period on January 25, 2016.
  • The candidate’s field of expertise must fall under this year’s theme of sustainable energy research to be considered for this Prize.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their application forms at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit ASEAN-U.S. Prize for Women.

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