What is The World Academy of Science(TWAS) Awards 2020?
The World Academy of Science for the advancement of science in developing countries, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization invites applications for the World Academy of Science (TWAS) Awards 2020 from individual scientists. The award aims to recognize outstanding contributions to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development. Selected nine scientists will receive an award of USD 10,000 each.
Who is offering this scholarship ?
The World Academy of Science for the advancement of science in developing countries, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is offering this award.
Who can apply for this scholarship ?
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years immediately prior to their nomination
- Have scientific research achievement of outstanding significance for the development of scientific thought or,
- Outstanding contribution to the application of science and technology to sustainable development
What are the benefits ?
Nine scientists will receive an award of USD 10,000 each.
How can you apply ?
Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:
Step 1: Click on the link
Step 2: Fill in the required information
Step 3: Upload the supporting documents
Step 4: Submit the nomination form
What are the documents required for the The World Academy of Science(TWAS) Awards 2020?
- Degrees obtained
- Professional appointments
- Brief information on membership in academies and societies
- Brief information on awards and honors received
- List of 12 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format.
- Google Scholar h-index and number of citations
- Contact details (especially email addresses) of five referees covering a wide geographical distribution
- The nominee’s brief CV
What are the selection criteria ?
Selection will be based on scientific merit and on the recommendations of the selection committees composed of TWAS members.
What are the important dates ?
Application deadline: 16th March 2020
Terms and Conditions
- Each award is accompanied by a plaque.
- Awards are usually presented on a special occasion, often coinciding with the General Meeting of TWAS.
- Members of TWAS and candidates for TWAS membership are not eligible for TWAS Awards.
- Self-nominations will not be considered.