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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.

Call for Applications: 4th TYAN International Thematic Workshop and 1st African Symposium on Big Data, Analytics and Machine Intelligence for Financial, Health and Environmental Inclusion in Developing Countries

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)-Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) will be organising a Symposium and workshop to be hosted by the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria in partnership with TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP), the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Ondo State Chapter and Nigerian Young Academy (NYA).  The theme of the events is “Big Data, Analytics, and Machine Intelligence for Financial, Health and Environmental Inclusion in Developing Countries" to increase knowledge and build capacity in big data sciences and Machine Intelligence research in the African context.

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TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visit: deadline 1 April 2019

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD not earlier than 2014 and are from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a 'Cooperation Visit' to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award. The deadline for submission is *1 April 2019*. Please see: http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dfg-cooperation-visits-programme

Call for nominations_TWAS-Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries is inviting nominations for the TWAS-Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize. The closing date for nominations is 13 August 2018. The 2018 prize will be awarded to a scientist living and working in a Least Developing Country (LDC) for scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas listed below:

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Call for applications: TWAS-CASAREP Workshop on “Climate Change"

The TWAS Central & South Asia Regional Partner (TWAS-CASAREP) in collaboration with Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC), Indian Institute of Science, will be hosting a workshop on “Climate Change" in Bangalore, India from 5-7 December 2018. The workshop will include thematic lectures by eminent scientists followed by hands-on training on remote sensing, modelling and measurement techniques for climate-relevant parameters. There will also be poster and oral presentations by participants. This workshop will provide a platform for participants to learn outstanding grand challenges in climate, atmospheric and ocean sciences and also to discuss some of the recent research findings.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE_Call for Nominations: TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists’ Prize 2018- Water and Sanitation

The World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) seeks to honour an outstanding young scientist who has made significant contribution to research, development and capacity building to improve sustainability of water and sanitation-related activities and programmes in the developing world. This includes water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials. It can also cover protection and restoration of water-related ecosystems, wastewater treatment, recycling and reusing technologies. The prize is awarded in fulfilment of the TWAS objective of recognising, supporting and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world. The deadline is 15 September 2018

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