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 AwardThe 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 email@example.com. NB: Nominations without requested documents will not be considered.