TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Scientists Award
Deadline: 12 May 2021
Age limit: None
This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, recognizes scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). 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.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
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.
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:
- Clean and renewable energy - Green chemistry - Sustainable agriculture and agrobiodiversity - Plastic: degradation, pollution and microplastics - Water purification and sanitation - Climate change: environmental effects, methane contribution, carbon capture - Transportation technologies: efficiency for smart cities - Waste management - Biodiversity: the sixth mass extinction, ecosystem services, habitat recovery and restoration - Ecological economics and planetary health
Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered.
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:
Nominator contact details;
Nominee contact details (self-nominations are not accepted) and general information on the nominee;
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;
Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee's scientific achievements);
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;
A clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years;
PhD: information on the subject area, year and awarding institution;
Brief information on membership in academies and societies;
Brief information on awards and honours received;
List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format;
The nominee's brief CV and her complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.
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. a 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. 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.
3) 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.
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