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2023 Early Career Women Scientists Awards (developing countries)


The 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 food security, agricultural productivity and/or sustainable food production and their work contributes to achieving the UN SDG2 – Zero Hunger. 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 the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This is an annual award and the next applications close on September 15, 2022.


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