TWAS Regional Prize 2019: Development of Scientific Educational Material
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Development of Scientific Educational Material 2019

The World Academy of Sciences sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) seeks to honour an outstanding scientist/candidate who has made significant contribution to the development of scientific educational material. Scientific educational materials are essential components for solving many local, regional and global challenges that include poverty, health and sustainable development. The ideal candidate must meet at least one of the following criteria:

- Scientific research achievement of outstanding significance for the development of scientific thought.
- Outstanding contribution to the application of Science and Technology to industry or to human well-being in a developing country.

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 25 August 2019.

The Award
The award comprises a certificate with a citation of the winner’s scientific achievement, as well as a cash prize of 3000 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 at least have a PhD.
• Nominees must have made significant contributions to the development of scientific educational materials in the developing countries
• Nominees must be scientists who have been working and living in a developing country in sub-Saharan Africa 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 25 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 *
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Name *
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Title *
Gender *
Date of birth *
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Nationality *
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Email *
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Telephone number *
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Field of study *
Biographical sketch of the candidate ( in addition, a complete Curriculum Vitae should be attached as a separate file) (250 words maximum) *
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Write-up on the candidate’s significant contribution to the development of scientific educational materials (350 words maximum). *
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Awards and Achievements (150 words maximum) *
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Citation (provide a brief statement 20 – 30 words on the candidate’s achievements that merits him/her for this nomination) *
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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
Degree 1 *
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
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Degree 2 *
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
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Degree 3 *
Name, Year awarded, Field / Discipline, University, Country
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List 10 most important publications by the candidate shall be included in the nomination form and listed in an internationally acceptable format. List of 10 most significant publications (a complete list of publications should be attached along with your CV *
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Home institution details *
Name, Address and Telephone number
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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Name of employer 1, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words) *
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Name of employer 2, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words) *
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Name of employer 3, Position, From-To, Field of activity, Tasks and responsibilities (maximum 200 words) *
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NOMINATOR'S DETAILS
Name/email/telephone/institution/title and position *
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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) *
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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 RP19
Checklist: Ensure that the following supporting documents are forwarded to thato@assaf.org.za immediately after submitting your nomination. *
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