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2024 Early Career Women Scientists Awards (developing countries)


The OWSD - Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World are funded by the OWSD and The Elsevier Foundation and recognize the achievement of women scientists in the developing world who have made an impact on the research environment. Awardees must have completed their doctoral studies in the past 10 years and whose current scientific research is related to the area of water, sanitation and hygiene and to achieving the SDG6 (Clean water and sanitation). Awardees must have worked and lived in science and technology-lagging countries for 5 of the past 15 years. The eligible scientific fields include:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • Biological Systems and Organisms
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Medical and Health Sciences (including Neurosciences)
  • Physics
  • Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

5 Awardees will be selected and each will receive a 5000 USD cash prize and all expenses covered trip to attend a relevant international conference.

This is an annual award and the next applications have been extended to October 15, 2023.

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5000 USD + travel expenses
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Full application due:
October 15, 2023

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