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TWAS has long recognized that prizes and awards provide an incentive for scientists to do their best work, while winning global recognition. Today, honours awarded by TWAS and its partners are among the most prestigious given for research in the developing world. They range from the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, which celebrates the very best research in the South, to prizes awarded to early-career scientists already making impressive contributions to their field.

2017 Call for Nominations: AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Nominations for the “AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers” in 2017 is now open. AGNES is offering a total of 10 grants to recent doctoral graduates (sub-Saharan African nationals); these grants are funded through a joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Nominations closes at 23h00 South African time on 29 September 2017.

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Call for Nominations for the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting 2018

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is seeking candidates to participate in the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting to be held from 24 to 29 June 2018 in Lindau, Germany. The 68th Meeting of Nobel Laureates will be dedicated to Physiology or Medicine. The meeting will be attended by Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine and about 600 highly-talented young scientists from across the world. Deadline for sending nominations is 1 November 2017.
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2017 Nominations for TWAS Prizes and Awards open!!

TWAS is pleased to invite you to nominate suitable candidates for the following prizes: TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Prize; TWAS-Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize; TWAS-Abdool Karim Prize; TWAS-C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research; and TWAS-Atta-ur-Rahman Prize in Chemistry.

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TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship: 2017 Call for Applications

TWAS, The Academy of Sciences for the developing world, www.twas.org, is now accepting applications for the TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship programme. The fellowships are offered to scientists from developing countries and are tenable at centres of excellence in various developing countries.

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Call for Nominations for the TWAS Regional Prize 2017: Public Understanding and Popularization of Science

TWAS-ROSSA seeks to honour an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to popularise science, and has developed new strategies that serve the popularization of science and technology in the developing world. The prize is awarded in fulfilment of the TWAS objective of recognising, supporting and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world. The ideal candidate would meet at least one of the following criteria:

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