TWAS Young Affiliates Nomination Form 2021
Every year, the five TWAS Regional Partners each select up to 10 scientists to be Young Affiliates for a period of five years. During their tenure, Affiliates are invited to participate in TWAS general meetings and conferences as well as provide feedback to TWAS on how the Academy can respond to the needs of young scientists in developing countries. They are encouraged to provide information about TWAS programmes to their students and colleagues; are encouraged to seek out and nominate excellent scientists from developing countries, especially science-and technology-lagging countries, for TWAS awards and seek out excellent scientists from science-and technology-lagging countries and recommend their nomination for TWAS membership (via a full member of the Academy). The idea of the Young Affiliateship is to give opportunities to young scientists who currently do not have them because they are based in Africa or elsewhere in the developing world.

To be eligible, the nominated scientists must have PhD, be aged 40 or less on 1st January of the year in which they are selected, living and working in a developing country for at least the past three years and have an excellent track record of at least 10 international publications in peer reviewed journals.

Nominations are invited from TWAS and AAS fellows, Members of National Academies and fellows, Members of Young Academies of Science in the region, Research Institutions, Research Councils and Universities in the region. The nomination of women and scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Science & Technology Lagging Countries (STLC) is highly encouraged.

Selection of the suitable candidates will be based on the recommendations of a Selection Committee comprising TWAS fellows in sub-Saharan Africa.

The completed form should be submitted before or on 30 June 2021, 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 NB: Nominations without the requested documents will not be considered.
Surname *
Name *
Title *
Gender *
Date of birth *
Nationality *
Home Institution: Name *
Home Institution: Telephone *
Home Institution address *
Nominee's Contact Number *
Nominee's Email Address *
Start with most recent
Degree 1 *
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
Degree 2
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
Degree 3
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
Awards and Achievements *
Information about nominee's affiliation. This is important for showcasing current involvement besides conducting research.
Name of current institution *
Institution: Physical address *
Institution: Telephone *
Employment History
Name of employer 1, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words)
Name of employer 2, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words)
Name of employer 3, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words)
Candidate’s Field of Study and Research *
Citation (provide a brief statement 20 – 30 words on the candidate’s achievements that merits him/her for this nomination) *
Biographical sketch of the candidate ( in addition, a complete Curriculum Vitae should be attached as a separate file) (250 words maximum) *
Write-up on the candidate’s suitability for the Affiliateship (350 words maximum) *
List of the candidate’s 10 most significant publications: *
Strictly required.
Name *
Surname *
Email address and Telephone number *
Institution *
Title and Position *
Please provide the names and addresses of three referees in support of your nomination, and attach a letter of recommendation from one of your referees to your nomination form.
Referee 1: Name, title, position, contact details (telephone, email) *
Referee 2: Name, title, position, contact details (telephone, email) *
Referee 3: Name, title, position, contact details (telephone, email) *
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. *
Important: Please ensure that ALL relevant enclosures are included with the completed nomination form.
Please only submit the material requested to; 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 YA 2021
Checklist: Ensure that the following supporting documents are forwarded to immediately after submitting your nomination. *
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