The TWAS prizes are aimed at recognizing and rewarding the scientific work carried out by individual scientists living and working in developing countries.
The TWAS 2016 Prizes will be awarded in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in a field of science of the Academy and/or an outstanding contribution 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 2016 Prizes will be given in nine different fields: Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physics and Social Sciences.
Each prize carries a monetary award of US$ 15,000 and a plaque.
The deadline for receiving nominations is 29 February 2016.
Further details on eligibility criteria and submission procedure are available online at: http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-2016-prizes where the nomination forms can be downloaded.