Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World are designed to promote and celebrate the achievements of women scientists in the early stages of their careers, with the objective of creating role models for girls to identify with and follow.

The awards were launched in 2012 by the Elsevier Foundation, the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), which operates under the administrative umbrella of UNESCO, and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), a network supported by UNESCO.

Prizes are awarded annually on a rotating basis among the disciplines of life sciences, chemistry and physics/mathematics. Each year a total of five winners are selected, one from each of the following regions: Latin America and the Caribbean; East and South-East Asia and the Pacific; Arab region; Central and South Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa.

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