Deadline: May 12, 2021

Applications are open for the TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2021. This annual award, established in year 2020, recognizes scientific achievements by young scientists living and working in a developing country.

The subject rotates among various fields of science. The second edition of the award will recognize achievements in astronomy and cosmology. The 2020 award recognized achievements in the physical sciences, including physics and chemistry. In future years it will honour achievements in earth science, mathematics and artificial intelligence, and life sciences.

Award

  • The recipients receive USD10,000 sponsored by Lenovo, global leader in consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology that is the largest PC company in the world.

Eligibility

  • Eligible candidates are young scientists (not older than 45 years of age), 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 and nominations from jury members will not be considered.
  • Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.
  • The same nominee cannot be nominated for more than one ‘Fellows of TWAS Awards’ in a given year. The secretariat retains the right to bring to the attention of the relevant nominators that the nomination may be suitable for another award, and the final decision whether or not to shift the nomination will be taken by the nominators themselves.

Selection

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.

Nomination

A nomination is considered complete only if includes all of the following information/material:

  • Nominator contact details;
  • Nominee contact details (self nominations are not accepted) and general information on the nominee, including the country where he/she has been working and living in the past 2 years;
  • Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process his/her personal data for the purposes of his/her nomination, in conformity to Art. 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003. This authorization can only be submitted through the online platform. The privacy authorization form is available for download in the section ‘nominee’s personal data’. The form must be filled in and signed by the candidate and then uploaded onto the on-line platform;
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in astronomy and/or cosmology);
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution in astronomy and/or cosmology. Supporting statements should explain in detail the work performed by the candidate and its significance in the relevant scientific context. Clear reference should be made to the scientific impact of the nominee’s work. Vague supporting statements will not be considered and will negatively affect the evaluation;
  • Clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years;
  • PhD: information on subject area, year and awarding institution;
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies;
  • Brief information on awards and honours received;
  • List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format;
  • The nominee’s brief CV and her/his complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.

Click here to nominate

For more information, visit TWAS-CAS.

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