Call for Nominations for the 2018 TWAS Young Affiliates

TWAS-ROSSA visible during Science Forum South AfricaThe World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) invites you to nominate suitable candidates for the 2018 TWAS Young Affiliates. The honour is given to researchers from developing nations who have at least 10 international publications. The nominees should show potential for a high-impact career. During their five-year tenure, Young Affiliates build networks with other affiliates and with elected TWAS Fellows. They also attend international conferences such as the TWAS General Meeting where they make contributions and are exposed to mentoring as well as collaboration opportunities. The five selected TWAS Young Affiliates will also be part of and work closely with the TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) which was established in 2016 during the 27th TWAS General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.

Nominations are invited from TWAS and AAS fellows, Members of National Academies and fellows, Members of National Young Academies of Science, Research Institutions, Research Councils, Universities, Government entities and other such bodies that have or know this talent in sub-Saharan Africa. Nominations of female and young scientists from Science and Technological Lagging Countries is highly encouraged.

Nominees must be aged 40 or less and living and working in a developing country. More information is provided on the attached nomination form. Kindly use the form to submit your nomination.

All nominations must be forwarded to twasrossa@assaf.org.za by 31 May 2018. Please note that late submissions will not be considered.

Closing on 31 May 2018

For more information about the call, contact Mr Kholani Mbhiza at twasrossa@assaf.org.za  or call +27 12 349 6638.

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