2024 TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science

Deadline: May 10, 2024.

TWAS is inviting nominations for the 2024 Award from all its members as well as science academies, national research councils, universities, and scientific institutions in developing and developed countries. This annual award, established in year 2020, recognizes scientific achievements by young scientists living and working in a developing country.
The fifth edition of the award will recognize achievements in Life Sciences.


  1. Eligible candidates are young scientists (not older than 45 years of age), national of a developing country, who have been living and working in a developing country for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination.
  2. In 2024 the award will recognize achievements in life sciences.
  3. Self nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered. Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.
  4. The same nominee cannot be nominated for more than one ‘Fellows of TWAS Awards’ in a given year. The secretariat retains the right to bring to the attention of the relevant nominators that the nomination may be suitable for another award, and the final decision whether or not to shift the nomination will be taken by the nominators themselves.


The award, worth USD 10,000, is sponsored by Lenovo Ltd.


A nomination is considered complete only if includes all of the following information/material:

  • 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 online platform.
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in earth sciences).
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution in life sciences. 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. Vague supporting statements will not be considered and will negatively affect the evaluation.
  • Clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years.
  • PhD: information on subject area, year and awarding institution.
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies.
  • Brief information on awards and honours received.
  • List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format.
  • 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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