TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2024 (Up to $10,000 Prize) – APPLY NOW

This yearly prize, introduced in 2020, honors the scientific accomplishments of young scientists residing and working in developing nations. The upcoming fifth edition of the award will acknowledge achievements in the field of Life Sciences.

TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2024
TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2024

TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science 2024

The subject area changes each year, with previous awards recognizing accomplishments in the physical sciences, astronomy and cosmology, earth sciences, mathematics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 respectively.


  • The awardees are presented with a monetary prize of $10,000, generously sponsored by Lenovo. Lenovo is a prominent global technology company that specializes in consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology and is recognized as the world’s largest PC Company.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who are eligible for consideration must be young scientists, not exceeding the age of 45. They should be citizens of a developing country and have been residing and working in a developing country for a minimum of two years before their nomination. It is important to note that self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted. Additionally, individuals who are already Fellows of TWAS are not eligible for this award.
  • In a given year, the same nominee cannot be nominated for more than one Fellows of TWAS award. However, the secretariat has the authority to bring to the attention of the relevant nominators that the nomination may be appropriate for another award. The final decision to shift the nomination or not will be made by the nominators themselves.

Selection Process

  • The winner is chosen based on their scientific merit. Initially, a preliminary assessment of the nominees is conducted at TWAS. The nomination dossiers of the eligible candidates are then forwarded to jury members for their evaluation. The jury members carefully assess the nominations and based on their evaluation, a final decision is made to determine the winner.


Nomination will be considered complete if it includes the following information and materials:

  • Contact details of the nominator.
  • Contact details of the nominee (self-nominations are not accepted), along with general information about their work and residence in the past two years.
  • Authorization from the nominee, giving consent to process their personal data for the purpose of the nomination, as per Article 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003.
  • The submission of this authorization is exclusively possible through the online platform. An authorization form for privacy is available for download in the “nominee’s personal data” section. The candidate must fill in and sign the form, and then upload it to the online platform.
  • A suggested citation of 15-20 words that highlights the nominee’s scientific achievements in the field of earth sciences.
  • A supporting statement that provides detailed information about the nominee’s contributions in life sciences. The supporting statement should explain the candidate’s work in detail and highlight its significance in the relevant scientific context. It is important to make clear references to the scientific impact of the nominee’s work.
  • Vague supporting statements will not be considered and may negatively affect the evaluation process.


  • The nominee must provide a comprehensive and explicit report on their time spent outside their country of residence in the previous two years, including details on the field of study, year, and the university which awarded their Ph.D.
  • Brief information about the nominee’s membership in academies and societies.
  • Brief information about any awards and honors received.
  • A list of the 10 most significant publications by the nominee, presented in an internationally acceptable format.
  • The nominee’s brief curriculum vitae (CV) and a comprehensive list of their publications should also be uploaded separately onto the online platform.

To kick start your Application, click here. Visit the official website of TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for more information.

Application Deadline

May 10, 2024.



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