The World Academic of Sciences (TWAS) in Italy invites applications for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize (2018) open to candidates who must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years.

The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is one of the most prestigious honours given to scientists from the developing world. In 2018 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Engineering Sciences.

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During the first four-year cycle (2013-2016), the prize subject focused on the basic sciences, with the specific subject area changing each year: physics and astronomy (2013), biological sciences (2014), mathematics (2015) and chemical sciences (2016). During the second four-year cycle (2017-2020) the prize subjects will be: Geological Sciences (2017), Engineering Sciences (2018), Agricultural Sciences (2019), Social Sciences (2020).
For the 2018 edition of the prize, TWAS will consider candidates with world-class achievements in Engineering Sciences.

Worth of Award

  • The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize will carry a monetary award of USD100,000 provided by Lenovo, as well as a medal and a certificate highlighting the recipient’s major contributions to science.
  • The prize will be presented to the recipient at a special ceremony arranged by TWAS.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years.
  • The prize will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.
  • Jury members and previous winners of the Trieste Science Prize (also administered by TWAS) are not eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.
  • Nominations. Nominations are invited from TWAS members, selected individuals, as well as from science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted.

How to Apply

  • Applicant should apply online via their website. See link below.
  • Contact email: [email protected]

Deadline: applications close 16 April 2018

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