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$ 5000 worth prize for female nationals of a developing country - The OWSD Prizes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Damaris Foping   
Monday, 11 June 2012 05:51


Deadline: Around  April 30

Funding Source: TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world and the Elsevier Foundation

Award Year: Annual

Target: Award for women scientists





This scholarship is recurrent; please make sure you visit their pointingfingerleftwebsite for updated information. Note that some scholarships are launched annually for a predetermined number of years - so before start preparing your application, make sure you have updated information.


Parce que cette bourse est annuelle ; il est hautement recommandé de visiter leur site pour les dernières infos.




Each year a total of four winners will be selected, one from each of the following developing country regions: Asia and the Pacific; Africa; Arab countries; and Latin America and the Caribbean. Each winner will receive USD 5,000, generously contributed by TWAS and the Elsevier Foundation. Each prize also carries a certificate bearing a citation highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded.

Eligible African Countries  

Any African country




Nominees must be female nationals of a developing country aged 45 or under on 31 December oh the award year who have lived and worked in a developing country for at least the past 3 years. Nominees must have received their most recent degree (Masters or PhD) within the previous 10 years.

Application Procedure


Nominations are invited from national science academies, TWOWS members, TWAS members, senior academics (heads of departments, heads of universities), etc.

Self-nomination or nomination by selection committee members is not accepted.

Please note that the following documents must be submitted:

1. This nomination form;

2. The candidate's curriculum vitae including her full list of publications;

3. Three reference letters.



Note: Nominations to be sent to:

Prizes – OWSD, ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy

Tel: +39 040 2240321 - Fax: +39 040 2240689 - E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To download the nomination form for the TWOWS Prizes click HERE.



Selection Process

The selection process will be administered by OWSD. The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals.




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belainesh hailu
0 # belainesh hailu 2014-02-15 05:36
Wish to appeal for scholarship because my dream and great desire is to study abroad.Trust that it will great help for full fill my dream be bright my future...
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0 # fandytsiry 2013-11-26 04:36
I want to study in France .I'm from Madagascar and I'm a reader in Mathematics (second year of second cycle)
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Anganile Mazolo
0 # Anganile Mazolo 2013-01-05 14:16
I have been aleady offered a place at University of Johannersburg in South Africa to study Mathematics Education but I don't have fees. Please assist me how to find fees.
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Regina Koshie Lamptey
0 # Regina Koshie Lamptey 2012-12-23 01:05
Cal i get assit to participate in Phd program! Am ready to participate in the program in Phd how can i participate.
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0 # H.A.S. 2012-12-27 20:28
Hi Regina!
This post only goes to the H.A.S. site.
Go ahead and contact the sponsors of the scholarship directly and start working on your application.
Be sure you read this article over and over: /...
Goodluck :D
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