Call for Nomination: TWAS Siwei Cheng Award in Economic Sciences

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

The award reflects the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ strong support for TWAS and, more generally, seeks to build scientific capacity in the developing world. Bai Chunli, president of both the Chinese Academy and TWAS, played a central role in the creation of the TWAS-Siwei Cheng Award.

The TWAS-Siwei Cheng Award is named after the renowned Chinese economist Siwei Cheng (1935-2015), an economist, chemical engineer, and major political figure. He is most well-known for his work in modern Chinese economic development as a driving force behind the establishment of ChiNext, a stock exchange designed to provide venture capital in technology companies. His work has had a profound impact on both the Chinese and global economies.

Awards: US$10,000


Candidates for the TWAS-Siwei Cheng Award in Economic Sciences must be economic scientists who have been living and working in a developing country for at least ten years immediately prior to their nomination. They must meet at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Scientific research achievement in economic sciences of outstanding significance for the development of scientific thought.
  • Outstanding contribution to the application of economic sciences to sustainable development.
  • Nominations can only be submitted electronically through the on-line nomination platform and clearly state the candidate’s contribution to understanding and addressing economic sciences.
  • Nominations of women social scientists and candidates from scientifically lagging countries are particularly welcome.
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Application Process

A nomination for the TWAS Siwei Cheng Award must include all of the following material:

  • Nominator contact details
  • Nominee contact details and general information on the nominee, including the country where he/she has been living and working in the past 10 years
  • Suggested citation (20-25 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements)
  • Supporting statement which should explain carefully the work performed by the nominee, its significance and justification to its outstanding nature.
  • Biographical sketch of the nominee in NARRATIVE style. Information on any time spent abroad of the home country in the past ten years is to be clearly provided.
  • Degrees obtained
  • Professional appointments
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies
  • Brief information on awards and honours received
  • List of 12 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format.
  • Google Scholar h-index and number of citations
  • The nominee’s brief CV and her/his complete list of publications

For nomination in the TWAS Siwei Cheng Award in Economic Sciences, click here

Deadline: March 31, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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