Extended Deadlines: Opportunities Alert for Sub-Saharan Africa: TWAS Regional Prize, TWAS-SAREP Prize, TWAS Young Affiliates & TWAS Prizes 2019

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The World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) invites you to nominate suitable candidates for the below opportunities. Kindly disseminate these opportunities further to your databases, networks, colleagues, websites and social media. We also wish to encourage the 2018 unsuccessful nominees/candidates to resubmit for the 2019 TWAS Young Affiliates.

 

TWAS Regional Prize 2019: Development of Scientific Educational Material, Closing 25 August 2019

 

The World Academy of Sciences sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) seeks to honour an outstanding scientist/candidate who has made significant contribution to the Development of Scientific Educational Material. Scientific Educational Materials are essential components for solving many local, regional and global challenges that include poverty, health and sustainable development. The ideal candidate must meet at least one of the following criteria: Scientific research achievement of outstanding significance for the development of scientific thought or and Outstanding contribution to the application of Science and Technology to industry or to human well-being in a developing country. 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 for nominations is 25 August 2019.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists' Prize 2019_Infectious Diseases, Closing date is 31 August 2019.

 

The World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner wishes to invite you to nominate suitable candidates for the TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists’ Prize 2019 on Infectious Diseases. TWAS-SAREP seeks to honour an outstanding young scientist/Investigator in health sciences who has made significant contribution to: the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable infectious diseases initiatives in developing countries. The ideal candidate would have contributed through research output that demonstrates impact on human health; advocacy for health equity; training and mentorship of investigators; excellent contributions through clinical or basic research in infectious diseases; recognised contributions to public health through scientific achievements, philanthropy and policy related engagements. Moreover, the ideal candidate must have been involved in community engagement and must have published in a reputable, high impact journal. 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 for nominations is 31 August 2019. The 2019 TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists’ Prize is aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”. This goal strongly features in other SDGs and in the seven Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) 2024 priority areas. Access Nomination form here: TWAS-SAREP RYSP 19

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Young Affiliates 2019, Closing date is 20 August 2019

 

The World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner wishes to invite you to nominate suitable candidates for the TWAS Young Affiliateship. The call for nominations is open until 20 August 2019. Every year the five TWAS Regional Partners each select up to five scientists to be Young Affiliates for a period of five years. During their tenure, Affiliates are invited to participate in TWAS general meetings and conferences as well as provide feedback to TWAS on how the Academy can respond to the needs of young scientists in developing countries. The idea of the Young Affiliateship is to give opportunities to young scientists who currently do not have them because they are based in Africa or elsewhere in the developing world. To be eligible, the nominated scientists must have PhD, be aged 40 or less on 1st January of the year in which they are selected, living and working in a developing country for at least the past three years and have an excellent track record of at least 10 international publications in peer reviewed journals. Nominations are invited from TWAS and AAS fellows, Members of National Academies and fellows, Members of Young Academies of Science in the region, Research Institutions, Research Councils and Universities in the region. The nomination of women is encouraged. Access Nomination form here: TWAS Young Affiliates 2019 Form.

 

TWAS Prizes 2019: Nominations Sought for TWAS Fellows Awards for Women Scientists, Closing date is 31 July 2019

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries is inviting nominations for the following 2019 prizes devoted to Women scientists. The deadline to submit complete nominations for each of the above-mentioned prizes is 31 July 2019. For inquiries, please contact: prizes@twas.org.

 

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

 

Kind regards

 

Mr Kholani Mbhiza

Liaison Officer

African Collaborations

TWAS-SAREP Secretariat

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

 

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