Call for Nominations: TWAS Regional Prize 2018- Science Diplomacy (cash prize of 3000 USD)

Application Deadline: August 20th 2018

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 prize is awarded in fulfilment of the TWAS objective of recognising, supporting and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world.

The Award 

The award comprises an award certificate with a citation on the winner’s scientific achievement, as well as a cash prize of 3000 USD. The winner will be formally announced at the Annual TWAS General Assembly and Conference. TWAS-SAREP will award the prize at suitable event thereafter. TWAS will also ensure that winners of the prize (every four years) are nominated for the AAAS Science Diplomacy Prize.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be nationals of countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Nominees 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.
  • Nominees must be scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years.

Nomination

  • Nominations are invited from TWAS and AAS fellows, fellows/members of National Academies and Young Academies in the region, Research Institutions, Research Councils and Universities in the region.
  • The nomination of women and scientists from Science & Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) is highly encouraged.
  • Self-nominations will not be considered.
  • Nominations accompanied by the Nomination Form (download) and all the relevant documents must be submitted to twasrossa@assaf.org.za by 20 August 2018.

Selection

Selection of the awardee will be based on recommendations of a Selection Committee comprising TWAS Fellows in sub-Saharan Africa.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the TWAS Regional Prize 2018- Science Diplomacy

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