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OWSD - Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists 2021, Italy


August 31, 2020

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OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists

Launched in 2013, the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries who are in the early stages of their scientific careers, having often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence. Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment, both at a regional and international level, and must have received their PhD in the last ten years.

The awards programme grew out of a one-time award given in 2011 by OWSD, the Elsevier Foundation and TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences, which was given to 11 early career women from developing countries working in STEM subjects.  In 2013, the current awards programme was launched, with the number of awards reduced to 5 per year (one from each OWSD region plus one additional outstanding candidate) on a three-year rotation of award categories, in order to provide more focus and visibility. The eligible scientific disciplines for each year were organized into general fields:

  • Biological sciences: agriculture, biology and medicine - 2019 Awards (selected in 2018)
  • Engineering, innovation & technology - 2020 Awards (selected in 2019)
  • Physical sciences: chemistry, mathematics and physics - 2021 Awards (selected in 2020)

Each winner receives a cash prize of USD 5,000 and is sponsored to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held every year in February*. The winners are presented their awards at a special networking ceremony, and have the possibility to attend workshops and sessions at the AAAS meeting, visit local laboratories and institutions, and attend a celebratory dinner organized by the Elsevier Foundation. The meeting is an important opportunity to establish contacts and collaboration networks with colleagues from different parts of the world.

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July 25, 2020


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