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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 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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Call for Applications for 2017 AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant: Closing on 10 May 2017

The African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) is pleased to announce that the call for applications for the next intake programme: the AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers is now open.

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Call for Nominations for the 2017 TWAS Young Affiliates: Closing on 15 May 2017

The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) invites you to nominate suitable candidates for the 2017 TWAS Young Affiliates. The honour is given to researchers from developing nations who have at least 10 international publications. The nominees should show potential for a high-impact career. During their five-year tenure, Young Affiliates build networks with other affiliates and with elected TWAS Fellows. They also attend international conferences such as the TWAS General Meeting where they make contributions and are exposed to mentoring as well as collaboration opportunities. The five selected TWAS Young Affiliates will also be part of and work closely with the TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) which was established in 2016 during the 27th TWAS General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. TYAN is anticipated to bring fresh energy to the Academy by creating links among early career scientists and promoting international collaboration.

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