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TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2020

TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2020

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Applications call for TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2020. This award will recognize scientists not older than 45 who are living and working in a developing country. The first edition of the TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2020 will recognize achievements in the physical sciences, including physics and chemistry.

In 2020 the award will recognize achievements in the physical sciences, including physics and chemistry. Basically, in future years it will honor achievements in astronomy and cosmology, Earth science, mathematics and artificial intelligence, and life sciences.


The recipient will receive USD10,000 sponsored by Lenovo, the global leader in consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology that is the largest PC company in the world.


  • Eligible candidates are young chemists (not older than 40).
  • Candidates must be a national of a developing country.
  • Similarly, they must be living and working in a Scientifically and Technologically Lagging (STL) country, for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination.
  • Self-nominations will not be considered.


  • Nominator contact details.
  • Nominee contact details (self-nominations are not accepted) and general information on the nominee, including the country where he/she has been working and living in the past 2 years.
  • Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process his/her personal data for the purposes of his/her nomination, in conformity to Art. 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003. This authorization can only be submitted through the online platform. The privacy authorization form is available for download in the section ‘nominee’s personal data’.
  • The form must be filled in and signed by the candidate and then uploaded onto the on-line platform.
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in Chemistry).
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution to Chemistry. Supporting statements should explain in detail the work performed by the candidate and its significance in the relevant scientific context.
  • Clear reference should be made to the scientific impact of the nominee’s work. Moreover, vague supporting statements will not be considered and will negatively affect the evaluation.
  • A clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years.
  • Ph.D.: information on a subject area, year, and awarding institution.
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies as well as brief information on awards and honors received.
  • List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format.
  • Furthermore, the nominee’s brief CV and her/his complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 May,2020
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