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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 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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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 20 August 2018

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Call for Nominations: TWAS Regional Prize 2018- Science Diplomacy

TWAS-SAREP seeks to honour an outstanding scientist who has collaborated on trans-boundary research projects contributing to, or made possible by, good international relations in the developing world. The ideal candidate must have made significant contributions to the application of diplomacy in Science and Technology to industry or to human well-being in the developing world. Awareness creation of 'Science Diplomacy' in the research and diplomatic communities is of critical importance in Africa. Steady Intergovernmental relations contribute and can be viewed as a guarantor of successful research collaborations. This builds trust amongst diverse and various stakeholders in developing countries. The deadline is 20 August 2018

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Call for Applications: TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship

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. The deadline is 1 October 2018.

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