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The OWSD - Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

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 PhD in STEM in the last ten years.

Award Amount: Each winner will receive a cash prize of USD 5,000 which will be awarded during a special networking ceremony to be held at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held every year in the U.S.A. All expenses will be covered for the 5-day trip (including registration and attendance of the conference, return airfare, hotel accommodation and visa costs). During the AAAS meeting, awardees will be able 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 build networks with colleagues from different parts of the world.

Eligibility: This award is available to women scientists in Africa, the Arab region, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin American and the Caribbean. Visit the website for more information about eligibility.

Applications Due: TBD 2024