TWAS Young Affiliates 2018 for Researchers from Developing Nations

Deadline-May 31, 2018

The 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.


Selection of the prize winner will be based on the recommendations of a Selection Committee comprising TWAS fellows in sub-Saharan Africa.

Application process

Please complete the form electronically, save it in the nominee’s name in the format SURNAME_Initial.doc (e.g. SMITH_D.doc if the candidate’s name is David SMITH), and send it to Since the first page will have your signature, kindly scan it and e-mail it with the rest of the document.

  Please note that the following documents must be submitted:

  1. This Nomination Form duly completed with the Nominator’s Signature.
  2. The candidate’s Curriculum Vitae and short biography.
  3. Complete list of Publications.

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