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Recognizing outstanding young female scientists from the developing world

The Elsevier Awards recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of five female scientists that live and work in a developing country and are in the early stages of their career. This year’s edition focuses on achievements in Chemistry. Nominations for candidates will be accepted until 7 October 2012.

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), together with and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Elsevier Foundation launched the Elsevier Awards in 2012. They are presented to outstanding female scientists who, within ten years of receiving their PhDs, have worked in one of the 81 eligible countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East. Through celebrating their accomplishments, these awards provide young women with an outstanding and successful group of female role models.

Each of the five winners will receive US$5000, a year’s subscription to ScienceDirect and will be invited to participate in the awards ceremony in Chicago, USA, in February 2014. The ceremony will be held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference. The winners will also be invited to future events involving the OWSD and TWAS.
The deadline for nominations to these awards is 7 October 2013.

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TWAS is the world's pre-eminent academy of sciences dedicated to the promotion of scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the South. It was founded in 1983 in Trieste, Italy, under the leadership of the late Nobel laureate Abdus Salam of Pakistan, and officially launched by the secretary-general of the United Nations in 1985. The academy operates under the administrative umbrella of UNESCO.