Deadline: 30 June 2015
TWAS, the African Union (AU) and national ministries of science and technology are currently inviting nominations for its currently established ‘AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards’. The awards are designed to recognize scientific excellence in their countries.
In each participating country, two USD5,000- prizes will be awarded each year in the categories of:
- ‘Life and earth sciences’, and
- ‘Basic sciences, technology and innovation’.
The participating organizations are:
- Benin: Centre Beninois de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CBRST)
- Burkina Faso: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique et Tecnologique (CNRST)
- Cameroon: Cameroon Academy of Sciences
- Egypt: Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)
- Ghana: Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Guinea: Organisation Scientifique National de Stimulation de la Recherche en Guinee
- Kenya: Directorate of Research Management and Development (DRMD), Kenya
- Lesotho: Department of Science and Technology
- Malawi: National Commission for Science and Technology
- Nigeria: Nigerian Academy of Sciences
- Senegal: National Academy of Science and Technology (ANSTS)
- South Africa: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
- Sudan: Sudan Institute for Natural Sciences (SIFNS)
- Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences
- Candidates eligible for the prizes should be no older than forty years of age at the time of winning the prize; hold at least a Master’s degree; have a good record of research publications in internationally recognized journals; be living and working in the country of the awarding organization for at least the previous three years.
- African organizations intending to award AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards in their respective countries are required to sign an agreement of collaboration with TWAS, the AU and their national ministry of science and technology that outlines the rules and regulations governing the scheme.
- Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged.
How to Nominate
- The awarding organizations should send a complete profile of the selected nominees to TWAS, providing details on their achievements together with curriculum vitae and list of publications.
- The prize would be presented to the awardees by a high-ranking public figure (e.g., head of state/government, minister of science and technology) at a special ceremony held each year on 9 September: Africa Union Day.
For more information, please visit TWAS Nominations.