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TWAS-Samira Omar 2021-2022 Innovation for Sustainability Award

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, recognizes scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

TWAS is inviting nominations for the 2021 Award from all its members as well as science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions in developing and developed countries.

Self nominations (i.e. applications) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

TWAS – The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries – works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease an... read more


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TWAS?Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award


Aim and Benefits of TWAS?Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award

It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The 2021 award will honour a woman scientist working in an area relevant to sustainability.


Requirements for TWAS?Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award Qualification

The 2021 award will be awarded to a woman scientist national of a Least Developing Country (LDC), living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to their nomination, based on scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas below:

  1. Clean and renewable energy
  2. Green chemistry
  3. Sustainable agriculture and agrobiodiversity
  4. Plastic: degradation, pollution and microplastics
  5. Water purification and sanitation
  6. Climate change: environmental effects, methane contribution, carbon capture
  7. Transportation technologies: efficiency for smart cities
  8. Waste management
  9. Biodiversity: the sixth mass extinction, ecosystem services, habitat recovery and restoration
  10. Ecological economics and planetary health

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.


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Application Deadline

May 12, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) on onlineforms.twas.org to apply

HOW TO NOMINATE A SCIENTIST:

The 2021 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 deadline for receiving nominations is 12 May 2021, 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.

Before starting compiling the nomination, PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE MAXIMUM CHARACTERS ALLOWED.

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

  1. Nominator contact details;
  2. Nominee contact details (self nominations are not accepted) and general information on the nominee;
  3. Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process her personal data for the purposes of 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 on-line platform;
  4. Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee's scientific achievements);
  5. Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution. 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;
  6. Clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years;
  7. PhD: information on subject area, year and awarding institution;
  8. Brief information on membership in academies and societies;
  9. Brief information on awards and honours received;
  10. List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format;
  11. The nominee's brief CV and her complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.
  12. The nominee's h-index in Google Scholar and the associated number of citations.

PLEASE CHECK IF ENTERED DATA ARE VALID:

  1. While filling in the form, pay attention to the requirements for each field (e.g. maximum number of characters, file type, date format, etc.)
  2. Run a check using the button of the form menu to verify that mandatory fields have been filled in and the data you entered are accepted. This also saves your form.
  3. Every time you run a check, you are taken to the last section of the form named "Submit". Use the form menu to navigate to the previous sections.
  4. After you run a check, fields with NOT ACCEPTED OR MISSING DATA will be highlighted in RED.

Please note that once you have duly modified the content of one or more fields, the red highlight will not disappear until you run again a check.

For quick tips, please click on: http://onlineforms.twas.org/documents/Applicants_tutorial.pdf

For more details, visit TWAS website



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