Call for nominations: Elsevier Foundation Awards for Women Scientists in the Developing World

Monday, May 19th, 2014

This year’s awards will recognize early-career researchers in physics and mathematics

The Elsevier Foundation Awards recognize excellence in research by early-career women scientists in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The program rotates annually between disciplines (physics/math, medical/life sciences, and chemistry) to ensure optimal exposure and networking opportunities.

This year’s awards are for physics and mathematics. Nominations will be accepted through October 17.

Dr. Charon Duermeijer, Publishing Director and Head of Elsevier Physics Journals, said the international recognition these awards bring is very important for women scientists and the field as a whole. Her own PhD is in geophysics:

I’m very excited about supporting women in physics in this way. Such awards really boost someone´s career and impact in the community by helping them stand out in this male-dominated field of research. I hope we will receive great nominations for women around the globe who are passionate about physics.

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