Deadline Extended: 20 May 2020
Eligible Nominees from: Science- and technology-lagging countries
Field: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Sciences
Age limit: None
Nominations for the 2020 award are invited in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Sciences.
Nominees must be female scientists national of a ST-lagging country and have been living and working there for at least two years immediately prior to their nomination (i.e. from 18/2/2018).
Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.
For a list of the ST-lagging countries, please visit: https://twas.org/node/2329
A pre-screening of the candidates 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 Prof. Fayzah Al-Kharafi will select the winner.
How to nominate a scientist
The 2020 nominations can only be submitted electronically through the on-line platform by clicking on the “NEW NOMINATION” button at the bottom of this page.
To resume working on saved nominations, click on the "RESUME" button at the bottom of this page.
The exended deadline for receiving nominations is 20 May 2020, however we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the deadline but submit the nomination as early as you can to enable us to process it as quickly as possible.
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Previous winners of the TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Prize.
2019 – Antonethe Castaneda Mena from Guatemala
2018 – Lydie-Stella Koutika from Congo Rep. for her research in afforestation for improving soil N, C status and P availability of savannas in central Africa.
2017 – Fathiah Zakham, Yemen
2016 – Marian Nkansah, Ghana
* Note: During the TWAS Council meeting held in Hangzhou, China, on 11 November 2019, the request by UNESCO to change the term 'prize' to 'award' for all existing and new TWAS distinctions other than medals was approved and therefore this award scheme is now called 'TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award'.