Nominations Open for 2015 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Published: Thursday 15th May 2014

Research excellence nominations for women mathematicians and physicists accepted through October 17, 2014

Amsterdam, May 15, 2014

The nomination period opened today for the Elsevier Foundation Awards 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. This year’s five regional awards will be selected in the fields of physics and mathematics. Nominations will be accepted from May 15 through October 17, 2014.

The awards are sponsored and organized by The Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS). The competition will be judged by a distinguished panel of international physicists and mathematicians, including members of TWAS and OWSD, and chaired by OWSD; and one winner from each region will be announced in mid-February 2015 at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The five winners will each receive a cash prize of US$5,000, plus all-expenses paid attendance at the AAAS meeting in San Jose, California; as well as one year access to Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and Scopus. In addition, this year the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), based in Trieste, Italy, is offering each of the winners free attendance and accommodation at one of ICTP’s renowned workshops or conferences.

Read the full press release here.