Application Due Date: August 29 th 2019

The call for submission of applications is now opened for the OWSD-Elsevier Structure Awards for Early-Career Women Researchers in the Establishing World, a prominent award that honors the clinical and profession accomplishments of females from establishing nations. Applications for the 2020 awards will be accepted till 29 August 2019 for early-career females who have actually made considerable contributions in the fields of Engineering and Innovation Proof of development will be thought about positively.


The candidate need to be a female researcher who has actually gotten her PhD within the previous 10 years The eligible subject fields for the 2020 awards consist of:

  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering, electronic engineering
  • Telecommunications/information engineering/ Software application engineering
  • Computer technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Products engineering
  • Medical engineering
  • Ecological engineering
  • Ecological biotechnology
  • Commercial biotechnology
  • Nano innovation

In addition, the candidate needs to have lived and operated in among the following science and innovation delayed nations for a minimum of 5 of the last 15 years:

Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem. Rep. Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


The 5 awards.
will be dispersed as follows: one for each of the 4 areas of the.
establishing world, plus an extra ¨ drifting” award for an exceptional.
prospect from any of these areas.


Applications are welcomed from females researchers from the qualified establishing nations and they need to be made online

Applications need to consist of:

  • Prospect’s curriculum vitae
  • Complete list of publications
  • A minimum of one (ideally 2) referral letter( s)
  • Recommendation declaration from a senior scholastic researcher (e.g. OWSD.
    members, TWAS Fellows, going to researchers and personnel of The.
    International Centre for Theoretical Physics– ICTP, nationwide science.
    academies, nationwide research study councils and heads of.
    departments/universities, both in establishing and established nations).

Please keep in mind that the endorser can not likewise be a referee

The 2020 Awards submission of applications will be open till 29 August 2019


The competitors will be evaluated by a prominent panel of.
worldwide researchers, consisting of members of TWAS, OWSD and ICTP, and.
chaired by OWSD.

Applications will be evaluated in regards to:

  • Scientific benefit (eg. quality of publications)
  • Global and local effect (eg. invites to present or.
    chair at conferences; company or involvement on workshops;.
    cooperations with researchers from other nations; nationwide or.
    local awards gotten)
  • Capability structure– regional, nationwide and local (eg. proof of.
    running MSc or PhD training programs; establishing and supplying.
    resources for trainees and young scientists; mentoring activities).

To Find Out More:

Go To the Authorities Web Page of the OWSD-Elsevier Structure Awards 2020

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