TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists' Prize 2019: Infectious Diseases
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists’ Prize 2019- Infectious Diseases

The World Academy of Sciences sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) seeks to honour an outstanding young scientist/Investigator in health sciences who has made significant contribution to: the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable infectious diseases initiatives in developing countries. The ideal candidate would have contributed through research output that demonstrates impact on human health, advocacy for health equity, training and mentorship of investigators, excellent contributions through clinical or basic research in infectious diseases, recognised contributions to public health through scientific achievements, philanthropy and policy related engagements. Moreover, the ideal candidate must have been involved in community engagement and must have published in a reputable, high impact journal.

The prize is awarded in fulfilment of the TWAS objective of recognising, supporting and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world. The deadline for nominations is 5 August 2019.

The 2019 TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientists’ Prize is aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”. This goal strongly features in other SDGs and in the seven Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) 2024 priority areas.

The Award
The award comprises a certificate with a citation of the winner’s scientific achievement, as well as a cash prize of 2000 USD. The winner will be formally announced at the Science Forum South Africa 2019.

Eligibility
• Nominees must be nationals of countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Nominees must have a PhD and be 40 years or below.
• Nominees must have made significant contributions to the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable infectious diseases initiatives in the developing countries
• Nominees must be scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years.

Nomination
• Nominations are invited from TWAS Fellows, AAS Fellows, Fellow/Members of National Academies and Young Academies of science in the region, research institutions, research councils and universities in the region.
• The nomination of women and scientists from Science & Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) is highly encouraged.

The completed form should be submitted before or on 5 August 2019, Late submissions/incomplete nominations will not be accepted. All nominations must be submitted online using this form and the supporting documents must be forwarded to thato@assaf.org.za. NB: Nominations without requested documents will not be considered.

NOMINEE'S DETAILS
Surname *
Your answer
Name *
Your answer
Title *
Gender *
Date of birth *
MM
/
DD
/
YYYY
Nationality *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Telephone number *
Your answer
Field of study *
Biographical sketch of the candidate ( in addition, a complete Curriculum Vitae should be attached as a separate file) (250 words maximum) *
Your answer
Write-up on the candidate’s significant contribution to the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable infectious diseases initiatives in developing countries (350 words maximum). *
Your answer
Awards and Achievements (150 words maximum) *
Your answer
Citation (provide a brief statement 20 – 30 words on the candidate’s achievements that merits him/her for this nomination) *
Your answer
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
Degree 1 *
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
Your answer
Degree 2 *
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
Your answer
Degree 3 *
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
Your answer
List of the candidate’s 10 most significant publications: *
Your answer
Home institution details *
Name, Address and Telephone number
Your answer
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Name of employer 1, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words) *
Your answer
Name of employer 2, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words) *
Your answer
Name of employer 3, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words) *
Your answer
NOMINATOR'S DETAILS
Name/email/telephone/institution/title and position *
Your answer
REFERENCES
Please provide the names and addresses of three referees in support of your nomination, and attach one recommendation letter from your referee to your nomination form.
THREE contactable referees: Name, title, position, contact details (telephone, email) *
Your answer
APPLICANT’S ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE PRIZE
I accept the terms and conditions governing this activity and I confirm that to the best of my knowledge the information above is true and correct. *
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Important: Please ensure that ALL relevant enclosures are included with the completed nomination form.
Please only submit the material requested to thato@assaf.org.za; do not send any other material. When submitting the attachments, the subject of the email must quote the surname of the nominee e.g Morokong_TWAS-SAREP RYSP 19
Checklist: Ensure that the following supporting documents are forwarded to thato@assaf.org.za immediately after submitting your nomination. *
Required
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google. Report Abuse - Terms of Service