Application Deadline: 12 May 2021
The TWAS-CAS Young Scientists annual award, established in year 2020, recognizes scientific achievements by young scientists living and working in a developing country. The second edition of the award will recognize achievements in astronomy and cosmology. The award, worth USD 10,000, is sponsored by Lenovo Ltd.
CAS President and former TWAS President Bai Chunli played a central role in creating the award, currently funded for five years.
The recipients receive USD10,000 sponsored by Lenovo, global leader in consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology that is the largest PC company in the world.
The subject rotates among various fields of science. The 2020 award recognized achievements in the physical sciences, including physics and chemistry. In future years it will honour achievements in earth science, mathematics and artificial intelligence, and life sciences.
TWAS is inviting nominations for the 2021 Award from all its members as well as science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions in developing and developed countries.
Self nominations (i.e. applications) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Eligible candidates are young scientists (not older than 45 years of age), national of a developing country, who have been living and working in a developing country for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination.
In 2021 the award will recognize achievements in astronomy and cosmology.
Self nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered. Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.
The same nominee cannot be nominated for more than one ‘Fellows of TWAS Awards’ in a given year. The secretariat retains the right to bring to the attention of the relevant nominators that the nomination may be suitable for another award, and the final decision whether or not to shift the nomination will be taken by the nominators themselves.
Selection of the winner is made on scientific merit. A pre-screening of the nominees will be done at TWAS. The nomination dossiers of the qualified candidates will then be submitted to jury members for their evaluation. Based on this evaluation the winner will be selected.
HOW TO NOMINATE A SCIENTIST:
The nominations can only be submitted electronically through the on-line platform by clicking on the “NEW NOMINATION” button at the bottom of this page.
To resume working on saved nominations, click on the “RESUME” button at the bottom of this page.
The deadline for receiving nominations is 12 May 2021, however we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the deadline but submit the nomination as early as you can to enable us to process it as quickly as possible.
Before starting compiling the nomination, PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE MAXIMUM CHARACTERS ALLOWED.
A nomination is considered complete only if includes all of the following information/material:
PLEASE CHECK IF ENTERED DATA ARE VALID
1) While filling in the form, pay attention to the requirements for each field (e.g. maximum number of characters, file type, date format, etc.)
2) Run a ‘check’ using the button of the form menu to verify that mandatory fields have been filled in and the data you entered are accepted. This also saves your form.
Every time you run a check, you are taken to the last section of the form named “Submit”. Use the form menu to navigate to the previous sections.
3) After you run a check, fields with NOT ACCEPTED OR MISSING DATA will be highlighted in RED.
Please note that once you have duly modified the content of one or more fields, the red highlight will not disappear until you run again a check.
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