Deadline:

31 July 2019.

Location:

Online.

(Prize)

Description

TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize
This annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The prize will honour scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability.

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The 2019 prize will be awarded to a women scientist national of a LDC, living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to her nomination, based on scientific achievements in one of several thematic areas.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Clean and renewable energy
  • Green chemistry
  • Sustainable agriculture and agrobiodiversity
  • Plastic: degradation, pollution and microplastics
  • Water purification and sanitation
  • Climate change: environmental effects, methane contribution, carbon capture
  • Transportation technologies: efficiency for smart cities
  • Waste management
  • Biodiversity: the sixth mass extinction, ecosystem services, habitat recovery and restoration
  • Ecological economics and planetary health

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

SUDAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

Online.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Nominator contact details:

  • Nominee contact details (self nominations are not accepted) and general information on the nominee.
  • Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process her personal data for the purposes of her nomination, in conformity to Art. 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003. This authorization can only be submitted through the online platform. The privacy authorization form is available for download in the section ‘nominee’s personal data’. The form must be filled in and signed by the candidate and then uploaded onto the on-line platform.
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements).
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution. Supporting statements should explain in detail the work performed by the candidate and its significance in the relevant scientific context. Clear reference should be made to the scientific impact of the nominee’s work. Vague supporting statements will not be considered and will negatively affect the evaluation.
  • Clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years.
  • PhD: information on subject area, year and awarding institution.
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies.
  • Brief information on awards and honors received.
  • List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format.
  • The nominee’s brief CV and her complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.
  • The nominee’s h-index in Google Scholar and the associated number of citations.
  • Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.

Opportunity Cost

(Prize)

  • Up to USD 4,000.

How to Apply

First Step: While filling in the form, pay attention to the requirements for each field (e.g. maximum number of characters, file type, date format, etc.)

Second Step: Run a check using the button of the form menu to verify that mandatory fields have been filled in and the data you entered are accepted. This also saves your form.
Note: Every time you run a check, you are taken to the last section of the form named “Submit”. Use the form menu to navigate to the previous sections.

Note: After you run a check, fields with NOT ACCEPTED OR MISSING DATA will be highlighted in RED.

For quick tips, please click on: http://onlineforms.twas.org/documents/Applicants_tutorial.pdf

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More Details

Know more about this opportunity:

Official Website

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nada Ahmed / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Mona Awad / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team