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TWAS has long recognized that prizes and awards provide an incentive for scientists to do their best work, while winning global recognition. Today, honours awarded by TWAS and its partners are among the most prestigious given for research in the developing world. They range from the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, which celebrates the very best research in the South, to prizes awarded to early-career scientists already making impressive contributions to their field.

TWAS-ROSSA Regional Young Scientists’ Prize 2017: Agriculture and Food Security

The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) seeks to honour an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to research, development and capacity building to improve sustainability of food and agricultural systems, food security and poverty reduction in the developing world. The prize is awarded in fulfilment of the TWAS objective of recognising, supporting and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world. The closing date is 17 November 2017.

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Apply for the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum September 23–28, 2018

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) annually connects promising young researchers in mathematics and computer science with the top scientists in their fields. For one week in late summer, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) invites the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize to join 200 carefully selected young researchers. The HLF’s focus is to provide an informal atmosphere where the most accomplished minds of mathematics and computer science thoroughly interact with the brightest minds of the next generation. Online application: November 6, 2017 until February 9, 2018 (midnight at the date line).

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Call for applications: TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT 2018

TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT 2018 will be the fifth BioVisionAlexandira.NXT to be organized in Alexandria, Egypt. The event will be held under the theme “Science Diplomacy: Voices of the South”. It intends to explore the importance of science diplomacy to the young scientists in the developing world. The event will be held on 18–19 April 2018, where TWAS/BVA.NXT 2018 participants will be offered the opportunity to meet policy makers, experts, academics and young promising scientists from the South to provide them with the needed skills to build their own capacities and help them in the advancement of their developing countries.Deadline for applications: 1 January 2018.
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2017 Call for Nominations: AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Nominations for the “AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers” in 2017 is now open. AGNES is offering a total of 10 grants to recent doctoral graduates (sub-Saharan African nationals); these grants are funded through a joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Nominations closes at 23h00 South African time on 29 September 2017.

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Call for Nominations for the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting 2018

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is seeking candidates to participate in the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting to be held from 24 to 29 June 2018 in Lindau, Germany. The 68th Meeting of Nobel Laureates will be dedicated to Physiology or Medicine. The meeting will be attended by Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine and about 600 highly-talented young scientists from across the world. Deadline for sending nominations is 1 November 2017.
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