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TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize 2020 for Scientists in Developing Countries (USD100,000 Prize money)

The TWAS-Lenovo Science Award is one of the most prestigious honours given to scientists from the developing world. In 2020 the award will be given for outstanding achievements in Agricultural Sciences.

Application Deadline: 10th March 2020

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

About the Award:

Lenovo is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world.  Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo is developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, Lenovo is also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world.

The rapid growth Lenovo has recently experienced in emerging markets has prompted the company to partner with TWAS to launch a high-level prize to give international recognition and visibility to individual scientists in the developing world for their outstanding scientific achievements.

Nominations: For the 2020 edition of the award, TWAS will consider candidates with world-class achievements in Agricultural Sciences. The ‘TWAS-Lenovo Science Award’ nominations can only be submitted electronically through the on-line platform.The deadline to submit online nominations is 10 March 2020.

Nominations are invited from TWAS members, selected individuals, as well as from science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted.

Type: Award

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years.
  • The prizes will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.
  • Individuals who have received the Nobel Prize, the Tokyo/Kyoto Prize, the Crafoord Prize or the Abel Prize are not eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.
  • Jury members and previous winners of the Trieste Science Prize (also administered by TWAS) will not be eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.

Selection:  The evaluation and selection will be carried out by an authoritative international jury chaired by the TWAS president and including a representative from Lenovo.

Number of Awardees: 1

Value of Award:The TWAS-Lenovo Science Award will carry 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 will be presented to the recipient at a special ceremony arranged by TWAS.

How to Apply: It is important to go through the Award Webpage (See link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for details

Award Provider: Lenovo, TWAS

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