For Early Career Women Scientists residing and working in developing countries, apply for the OWSD – Elsevier Foundation Awards to receive recognition and rewards for your services and contributions accomplished by often having to overcome great challenges and with little to no acknowledgments.
If the foundation selects you, you will receive a fully-fund trip to attend the Awards Ceremony that will be held in-person in 2021.
Read on for benefits, eligibility, and how to apply.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award winners will receive:
5 awards will be awarded as in the foregoing:
The Award program is open to women scientists:
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All applications must be submitted online in English.
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Alternative documents can be considered.
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Founded in 1987, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is a program unit of UNESCO focused on uniting women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the aim of strengthening their role in the development process and advancing their representation in scientific and technological leadership.
OWSD provides research training and networking opportunities for women scientists throughout the developing world at different stages in their careers.
The awards program was launched in 2013, for Early Career Women Scientists to encourage and reinforce women from developing countries who have achieved research excellence.
On a three-year rotation of award categories, in order to provide more focus and visibility, the eligible scientific disciplines for each year were organized into general fields:
The winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony, and could possibly attend workshops, visit local laboratories and institutions, and attend a celebratory dinner organized by the Elsevier Foundation.
The awards program opens each year in June and closes in August.
Applications with all relevant attachments for the OWSD-Elsevier awards should be logged by September 30, 2020
The Awards Ceremony will hold as an international scientific event in 2021 in a yet to be decided venue and date to.
The date of the event depends largely on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards ceremony may have to hold virtually. Awardees will not be required to travel if they judge the situation to be unsafe
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