AWARDS & PRIZES

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In her studies as an environmental biologist, Dr. Tista Prasai Joshi has been tackling a problem that has sickened thousands in rural Nepal. Her search for a solution began 17 years ago when, as a master’s student, she was granted a research […]

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A public health researcher is exploring ways to improve primary healthcare’s response to violence against women Nearly one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner over their lifetime, according to data from the World Health […]

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Ethnobotanist Narel Paniagua-Zambrana of Bolivia turned her dream into a life’s work; then something happened to cast her into the limelight Dr. Narel Paniagua-Zambrana got a glimpse of the course her life would take when she was a child growing […]

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As an environmental researcher, Dr. Dawn Fox of Guyana finds ways to turn “trash into treasure” – literally and figuratively Dr. Dawn Iona Fox has been passionate about chemistry since high school. Then a national disaster set her on a trajectory that […]

These are the 2018 winners of the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Learn more about them here – and meet them at AAAS.
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AUSTIN, Texas — They’ve journeyed halfway around the globe to world’s largest science conference, and now – jet lag aside – they’re preparing for a big day on Saturday. They’re early-career researchers from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ecuador, Guyana and Indonesia, and they’re […]

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  Early-career researchers living and working in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ecuador, Guyana, and Indonesia have been recognized for their work in mathematics, physics and chemistry Austin, TX, February 15, 2018 Five researchers have been named winners of the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]