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TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2021 for Researchers from Developing Countries

TWAS is inviting nominations for the 2021 Award.

Application Deadline: 12th May 2021

About the Award: This annual award, established in year 2020, recognizes scientific achievements by young scientists living and working in a developing country. The second edition of the award will recognize achievements in astronomy and cosmology. The award, worth USD 10,000, is sponsored by Lenovo Ltd.

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

The subject rotates among various fields of science. The 2020 award recognized achievements in the physical sciences, including physics and chemistry. In future years it will honour achievements in earth science, mathematics and artificial intelligence, and life sciences.

Eligible Field(s): Astronomy and Cosmology

Type: Award


  • 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.
  • In 2021 the award will recognize achievements in astronomy and cosmology.
  • Self nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered. Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.
  • 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.

Selection: Selection of the winner is made on scientific merit. A pre-screening of the nominees will be done at TWAS. The nomination dossiers of the qualified candidates will then be submitted to jury members for their evaluation. Based on this evaluation the winner will be selected.

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: USD10,000

How to Apply:

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  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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