Fellowship opportunities for early-career Women Scientists in the Developing World

News Date: 28 Oct 2014

Elsevier Foundation Awards in Physics and Maths 2014

This year's Elsevier Foundation Awards in Physics and Maths are for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. So, if you know a young, gifted and determined mathematician or physicist who deserves recognition and encouragement, and who has demonstrated her commitment to enabling other women scientists to build successful research careers, fill out the nomination form attached! The deadline has been extended to 15 November 2014.

"This year's winners, like all women undertaking scientific research in developing countries, have certainly faced challenges on the road to this award," said Professor Fang Xin, President of OWSD. “But their determination, commitment and enthusiasm have paid off. The award is recognition that they are excellent scientists and that their research has made an impact both regionally and internationally. They are an inspiration to all young women considering careers in science."

These 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 which is critical for retaining top talent and building a stronger research culture in developing countries.

Five Awards are given annually, one each to a female scientist from one of five regions. The Awards rotate between disciplines (physics/math, medical/life sciences, and chemistry). In 2015, the five Awards are in physics and mathematics.

The winners each receive a cash prize of US$5,000, plus all-expenses paid attendance at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which in 2015 will be in San Jose, California; as well as one year's access to Elsevier's ScienceDirect and Scopus journals. In addition, this year, given that the award is in Physics and Mathematics, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is offering each of the winners free attendance and accommodation at one of ICTP's renowned workshops or conferences in Trieste, Italy.

All enquiries should be addressed to the OWSD Secretariat: info@owsd.net