Call for nominations for the TWAS 2017 Prizes and the 2017 TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences
Feb 24, 2017
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries is seeking nominations for the TWAS 2017 Prizes and the 2017 TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences
The TWAS Prizes are awarded yearly to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development.
The outstanding contribution may be defined in relation to existing opportunities and realistic possibilities available to the candidate. This applies particularly to candidates from scientifically disadvantaged countries.
The TWAS 2017 Prizes will awarded in the following nine fields of sciences:
Agricultural Sciences; Biology; Chemistry; Earth, Astronomy and Space Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Physics and Social Sciences (excluding Economic Sciences).
The newly established TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences will be awarded to an individual scientist for outstanding contribution in both understanding and addressing economic sciences.
In either cases candidates for the TWAS Prizes must be individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years immediately prior to their nomination.
Members of TWAS and candidates for TWAS membership are not eligible for TWAS Prizes.
Nominations can only be submitted electronically. Further details on eligibility criteria and submission procedure are available at:
The deadline to receive complete nominations is 31 March 2017.
Please especially consider women scientists and candidates from scientifically lagging countries.