TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize in Agricultural Sciences for Scientists from Developing Countries

The World Academic of Sciences (TWAS) in Italy invites applications for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize (2020) open to candidates who must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years.

Lenovo is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world.  Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo is developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, Lenovo is also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world.

The rapid growth Lenovo has recently experienced in emerging markets has prompted the company to partner with TWAS to launch a high-level prize to give international recognition and visibility to individual scientists in the developing world for their outstanding scientific achievements. During the second cycle the award subjects will be: Geological Sciences (2017), Engineering Sciences (2018), Agricultural Sciences (2020), Social Sciences (2022).

Worth of Award

  • The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize will carry a monetary award of USD100,000 provided by Lenovo, as well as a medal and a certificate highlighting the recipient’s major contributions to science.
  • The prize will be presented to the recipient at a special ceremony arranged by TWAS.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years.
  • The prize will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.
  • Jury members and previous winners of the Trieste Science Prize (also administered by TWAS) are not eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.
  • Nominations. Nominations are invited from TWAS members, selected individuals, as well as from science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted.
  • For the 2020 edition of the award, TWAS will consider candidates with world-class achievements in Agricultural Sciences.

How to Apply

  • The ‘TWAS-Lenovo Science Award’ nominations can only be submitted electronically through the online platform
  • Contact email: [email protected]

Deadline: The deadline to submit online nominations is March 10, 2020

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