Launched in 2013, the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries who are in the early stages of their scientific careers, having often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence. Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment, both at a regional and international level, and must have received their Ph.D. in the last ten years.
The OWSD – Elsevier Foundation Awards program grew out of a one-time award given in 2011 by OWSD, the Elsevier Foundation, and TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences, which was given to 11 early-career women from developing countries working in STEM subjects.
Each winner receives a cash prize of USD 5,000 and is sponsored to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held every year in February*. The winners are presented their awards at a special networking ceremony and have the possibility to attend workshops and sessions at the AAAS meeting, visit local laboratories and institutions, and attend a celebratory dinner organized by the Elsevier Foundation. The meeting is an important opportunity to establish contacts and collaboration networks with colleagues from different parts of the world.
OWSD is now offering the application for “The OWSD – Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World”. I am sharing official application information https://owsd.net/awards/awards