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The 2017 TWAS – Lenovo Science Prize in Geological Sciences Call for Applications

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The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS) and Lenovo, a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technology; are offering the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize which is intended to give international recognition and visibility to outstanding scientific achievements made by individual scientists in developing countries.

In 2017, the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences and will be presented to the recipient at a special ceremony arranged by TWAS and Lenovo. The prize carries a monetary award of USD 100,000, a medal and a certificate bearing a citation highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded. The evaluation is carried out by a scientific committee, chaired by the TWAS president, consisting of an authoritative and international jury and a designated representative from Lenovo.

Candidates must be nationals of developing countries, living and working in the South for at least the last 10 years. The prizes will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries. Individuals who have received the Nobel Prize, the Tokyo/Kyoto Prize, the Crafoord Prize or the Abel Prize are not eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted.
Nominees for this event would be selected from the applications received and will be forwarded to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) secretariat through the NSF for consideration for the prize.     

Submit the following documents (both electronically and through post), in English
•    5-6 page narrative write-up of the candidate highlighting his/her major scientific accomplishments
•    A supporting statement (of about 200 words) summarizing the scientific achievements of the candidate
•    A professional curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, highlighting no more than 20 of his/her most significant publications
•    Information on previous awards, honours, recognition received by the candidate

Completed applications should be submitted electronically ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and through registered post to the Director General, National Science Foundation, 47/5, Maitland Place, Colombo 00700 on or before 28th April 2017. Applications that are received after 28th April 2017 will not be considered for evaluation. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Please indicate “2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize” as the subject of the email and on the envelope of the application sent through post.

For more information contact:

Ms Thilinakumari Kandanamulla, Scientific Officer or    Mr Hasitha Raviranga, Research Assistant
International Liaison Division
Tel: 0112 696771-3 Ext: 130/160

The recommendations which will be forwarded by the NSF to the TWAS secretariat will be final.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:35 )  
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