Awards Women Scientists

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Extended deadline: September 15, 2015 Amsterdam, June 4, 2015 – 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; and East and South-East Asia and the Pacific. In 2016 the awards… [Read more]

Nominations open for 2016
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Watch a video of this year’s winners, and find out how to nominate researchers for 2016 The Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge. The awards rotate annually between disciplines of biological sciences, engineering sciences, and physical sciences to ensure optimal exposure and networking opportunities. Next year, the… [Read more]

Dr. Dang Thi Oanh, Vietnam
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Yesterday the Asian Scientist Magazine published an article on its Newsroom about this years “Elsevier Foundation Awards for Women in Science in the Developing World” with particular focus on award-winning Dr. Dang Thi Oanh from Vietnam. Dr. Dang Thi Oanh, head of the Division of Science, Thái Nguyên University of Information and Communications Technology, was recognized for her work in developing algorithms that are used to solve problems that are… [Read more]

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Winners of the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Women Scientists in the Developing World overcome major challenges in their pursuit of math and physics. Growing up in a tribal village in Vietnam, Dang Thi Oanh lived in a house with a roof made of leaves and no electricity. Motivated by more than a passion for learning, she would study by the light of an oil lamp: I had to… [Read more]

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Four hours. That’s how much time physicist Rabia Salihu Sa’id has each day to get her research done at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. “Each day, my university is giving me only four hours of electricity. I can’t do research in four hours!” Sa’id says, laughing, despite her frustration. She studies how deforestation may change air temperatures in Nigeria. Computing power is essential for her research. “Think! You are… [Read more]

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Four hours. That’s how much time physicist Rabia Salihu Sa’id has each day to get her research done at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. “Each day, my university is giving me only four hours of electricity. I can’t do research in four hours!” Sa’id says, laughing, despite her frustration. She studies how deforestation may change air temperatures in Nigeria. Computing power is essential for her research. “Think! You are concentrating… [Read more]

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Every February, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual meeting, the Elsevier Foundation and its key partners,the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences, recognize the accomplishments of five early-career scientists with the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Women in Science in the Developing World. The winners will receive their awards on Saturday, February 14,in a ceremony at the Minority and Women Scientists &… [Read more]

2014 Els Foundation Awards
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In 2014, five talented researchers representing five regions of the developing world came together at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Chicago to be recognized for their work. The 2014 chemistry winners had impressive accomplishments in applying the chemistry of nature to pharmaceutical science, and for 2015 awards the Elsevier Foundation is looking for talented physics and mathematics. The deadline to nominate… [Read more]

Elsevier Foundation Grants
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They’re seeking cures for cancer and other diseases, and proving that women can excel in fields once forbidden to them. In August, Susan Brink of US News & World Report  interviewed the 2014 winners of the Elsevier FoundationAwards for Early-Career Women Scientists, which annually recognize excellence in research achieved by scientists in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The awards are jointly offered by the… [Read more]

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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… [Read more]