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Dr. Eqbal Dauqan became a refugee after winning the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Award for Women Scientists in the Developing World Soon after Dr. Eqbal Dauqan of Yemen accepted a 2014 Elsevier Foundation Award at the AAAS meeting in Chicago, the unthinkable happened: in her country’s brutal civil war, her home and university was bombed, killing nine family members and some of her students. This week, National Public Radio (NPR) reported on her… [Read more]

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Submissions for excellence in physical sciences research are being accepted through September 15 Now, nominations are open for the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award Nominations for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, which focuses on the physical sciences this year, including chemistry, mathematics and physics. Honoring the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science, the awards represent a high-profile recognition for women… [Read more]

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Five women receive the annual OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World last month at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston. The award celebrates pioneering research, this year in engineering, innovation and technology. With a $5,000 prize and all-expenses-paid attendance at the AAAS meeting, it’s designed to empower women to be role models, especially in countries where… [Read more]

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Learn more about the Awards and how to participate on our dedicated page Finding a solution to a longstanding problem requires thinking outside the box. Think of a 3D printer replicating water tanks to store clean water, a new coffee strain that resists a devastating fungus that causes the leaves to rust, or a smartphone app that informs isolated farmers about their tomatoes’ market price. Of course, solutions… [Read more]

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Early-career researchers from Bangladesh, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia and Sudan honored for their work in engineering sciences Boston, February 16, 2017 Five researchers have been named winners of the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in engineering, innovation and technology. The winning scholars from Bangladesh, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia and Sudan are being honored for their accomplishments in chemical engineering, energy and minerals… [Read more]

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Why are women’s innovations so important in the developing world? It is well known that women generally take fewer STEM courses than men in college and that the numbers of women in science tend to taper off the further up the career ladder they go (often described as the “scissor effect” because of the shape of the graph this produces). Research also shows that far from being gender-neutral,… [Read more]

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Nominations for excellence in research in the field of engineering and innovation accepted through September 1, 2016 Amsterdam, June 22, 2016 – Nominations opened today for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, a high-profile honor for scientific and career achievements by women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab region, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia,… [Read more]

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For the winners of the Elsevier Foundation Award, early experiences led them to research that would change lives There came a point early in these women’s lives where they knew the path they would follow in the world of science. In some case, the path could be traced back to childhood. In others, their studies led them to a harsh reality they wanted to solve. In all instances,… [Read more]

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Ugandan biologist, Dr Etheldreda Nakimuli‐Mpungu is named among the five winners of the coveted Elsevier Foundation Award in recognition of her work in fighting depression among persons living with HIV/Aids. Nakimuli is listed alongside scholars from Indonesia, Nepal, Peru and Yemen in honor of their accomplishments in nutrition, psychiatry, biotechnology, women’s health, bio-environmental sciences and epidemiology. They are also celebrated for mentoring young women scientists who are pursuing… [Read more]

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Annual award recognizes early-career researchers from developing countries In recognition of research with strong potential for health and economic benefits, five researchers have been named winners of the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The winning scholars – from Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Uganda and Yemen – will receive their awards February 13 in a ceremony at the Gender & Minorities Networking… [Read more]