The 2023 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists

The call for applications is open for the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World.

The application can include but is not limited to, references to the SDG2 target areas, e.g. universal access to safe and nutritious food; ending all forms of malnutrition; doubling the productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers; sustainable food production, and resilient agricultural practices; and maintaining genetic diversity in food production.

The OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards are offered to women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Applications from women in Social sciences, Humanities, Arts, or others are NOT eligible. 

In addition, the applicant must have lived and worked for at least 5 of the last 15 yearin one of the 66 scientifically and technologically lagging countries (STLCs) listed here: 

Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem. Rep. Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, etc.

Benefits

Sucessful candidate for the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists would recieve:

  • Cash prize of USD 5,000.
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Awards Ceremony which will hold at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in March 2023. 

Eligibility

To qualify for the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists, applicants must

  • The applicant must be a woman who has received her PhD in a scientific discipline within the previous ten years and whose current scientific research is related to the area of food security, agricultural productivity, and/or sustainable food production.
  • They must demonstrate how their research contributes to advancing knowledge in the area of food security, agricultural productivity, and/or sustainable food production and to achieving the SDG2 Zero Hunger.
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Application Process

Interested applicants can apply online, in English, and must include the following documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full list of publications
  • Official documentation proving 5 years’ residency in an eligible STLC.
  • Evidence of how their research contributes to advancing the SDG2 (Zero Hunger).
  • Short biography of approximately 350 words describing their journey to become an outstanding scientists.
  • PhD certificate
  • At least 2 reference letters (reference letters must be prepared on official letterhead and should be written and signed by senior scientists familiar with your research).

To apply for the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists, click here.

Deadline: September 15, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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