Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists from Developing Countries | 2014
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Elsevier Awards are offered by the Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD for women scientists from developing countries. Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level : Awards are available for Early-Career Women Scientists.

Field(s): The five region-specific annual Awards will rotate between the life sciences, chemical sciences and physical, mathematical and engineering sciences.

Deadline: 15 September 2013.

Funded By: The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD

Beneficiaries( Target Group): Elsevier Awards is open for students of Latin America and the Caribbean; Belize, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras,Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname. the Arab region; Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Sub-Saharan Africa; Angola, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, , Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana,

 Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, , Kenya, , Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, , Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Central and South Asia; Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan,Maldives, Nepal,Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. East and South-East Asia and the Pacific: Bhutan, Cambodia,Indonesia, Kiribati, Korea DPR, Lao PDR,Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam can apply.

Award No: In 2014, the five Awards will be given in the chemical sciences.

‣ Scholarship Covers: The five winning scientists of the 2014 edition will be celebrated for their research excellence, and receive a cash prize of USD5,000 in addition to a year’s complimentary access to Science Direct and all-expenses-paid attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA, where the awards ceremony will take place. 

The winners will also be invited to attend international events pertaining to OWSD and TWAS.


The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World” were launched in 2012 by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD to celebrate the achievements of women scientists in the early stages of their careers, with the aim of creating role models for other women to follow, a step that is critical for retaining top talent and building a stronger research culture in developing countries.


Candidates must meet the following criteria to avail Elsevier Awards:

Candidates must be female early-career scientists (within ten years of earning their PhD degree).

At nomination, candidates must have lived and worked for at least three years in one of the countries listed in the nomination form.

Eligibility Criteria

The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Scholarship Application Method

Apply: Nominations need to be made on the nomination formand be signed by the nominator; they must include the candidate’s curriculum vitae and full list of publications; and be accompanied by three reference letters.

Deadline for receiving nominations for the 2014 Awards is 15 September 2013.

Winners will be informed of their selection in November/December 2013.

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website

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