TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize for Scientists from Developing Countries

TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize for Scientists from Developing Countries

  • The TWAS-Lenovo Science Award is one of the most prestigious honours given to scientists from the developing world.

  • The TWAS-Lenovo Science Award carries a monetary award of USD100,000 provided by Lenovo, as well as a medal and a certificate highlighting the recipient’s major contributions to science.

  • The award is presented to the recipient at a special ceremony arranged by TWAS.

    Subject Areas

  • During the first four-year cycle (2013-2016), the award subject focused on the basic sciences, with the specific subject area changing each year: physics and astronomy (2013), biological sciences (2014), mathematics (2015) and chemical sciences (2016).

  • During the second cycle the award subjects are: Geological Sciences (2017), Engineering Sciences (2018), Agricultural Sciences (2020), Social and Economic Sciences (2022).

  • In 2022 the award will be given to an individual in recognition of his/her pioneering achievements in social and economic sciences that have direct impact on crosscutting SDGs and intersectionality, including but not limited to:

  • Poverty and hunger reduction (including food and nutrition security)

  • Inequalities (including gender inequities and gender violence)

  • Quality education (including inclusive education and teacher education)

  • Health (including mental health, well-being and pandemics)

  • Climate change (including adaptation/ resilience and climate financing)

  • Clean energy and safe drinking water

  • Candidates must be nationals of a developing country, living and working in the Global South for at least the last 10 years. The award will only be conferred to an individual for scientific research in social and economic sciences of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.

  • Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted. Fellows of TWAS are eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Award.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize for Scientists from Developing Countries

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