The TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science recognizes and rewards young scientists for their exceptional work in advancing cutting-edge research.


It is a collaboration between TWAS and CAS, to promote scientific excellence and global cooperation in innovative fields. The award includes a prize of USD 10,000 and honours the impressive accomplishments of young scientists from around the world.

Type: Award


The deadline to apply for the 2024 TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science is May 10, 2024.


Here are the benefits of the TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science:

  • Recognition for outstanding contributions to frontier science.
  • A cash prize of USD 10,000 to aid further research.
  • Opportunities for international visibility and collaboration.
  • Networking chances with renowned scientists and institutions.
  • Access to TWAS and CAS networks and resources.

Eligibility Criteria  of the 2024 TWAS-CAS YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD

To be eligible for the award:

  • You must be a young scientist, not older than 45 years of age.
  • You should be a national of a developing country and have lived and worked in a developing country for at least two years before your nomination.
  • In 2024, the award will focus on achievements in life sciences.

Please note:

  • Self-nominations and nominations from jury members are not accepted.
  • TWAS fellows are not eligible for this award.
  • The same nominee cannot be nominated for more than one ‘Fellows of TWAS Award’ in a year. However, the secretariat may suggest another award if suitable, and the final decision rests with the nominators.

Selection Process for 2024 TWAS-CAS YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD

The selection process involves assessing scientific merit. Nominees undergo pre-screening at TWAS, and qualified candidates’ nomination dossiers are reviewed by jury members. The winner is chosen based on this evaluation.

Nomination Process for 2024 TWAS-CAS YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD

Here are the steps to nominate a scientist:

  • Go to the online platform and click on the “NEW NOMINATION” button at the bottom of the page to submit nominations electronically.
  • To continue working on saved nominations, click on the “RESUME” button.
  • The deadline for nominations is May 10, 2024. It’s recommended to submit nominations early for quicker processing.

A complete nomination should include the following information/material:

  • Contact details of the nominator.
  • Nominee’s contact details (self-nominations are not accepted) and general information about the nominee, including the country of work and residence in the past two years.
  • Authorization from the nominee to process their data for the nomination, as per Art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003. This authorization is submitted through the online platform using the provided privacy authorization form.
  • Suggested citation highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in earth sciences (15-20 words).
  • Detailed supporting statement on the nominee’s contribution to life sciences, emphasizing the scientific impact of their work.
  • Information on any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years.
  • PhD details including subject area, year, and awarding institution.
  • Brief information on academy and society memberships, awards, and honors received.
  • A list of the 10 most significant publications in an internationally acceptable format.
  • The nominee’s brief CV and complete list of publications should be uploaded separately on the online platform.

For quick tips and more information, please visit: [http://onlineforms.twas.org/documents/Applicants_tutorial.pdf](http://onlineforms.twas.org/documents/Applicants_tutorial.pdf)

Tips for a Successful Application of the 2024 TWAS-CAS YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD FOR FRONTIER SCIENCE

Here are some simplified guidelines for filling out the form:

  • 1) Be mindful of the requirements for each field, such as maximum characters, file types, and date formats.
  • 2) Use the “check” button in the form menu to ensure all mandatory fields are filled correctly and that your data is accepted. This action also saves your progress. After checking, you will be directed to the “Submit” section, but you can navigate back to previous sections using the form menu.
  • 3) Any fields with missing or incorrect data will be highlighted in red after running the check. Make necessary modifications, and remember that the red highlight will persist until you run the check again.

In Conclusion:

The TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science celebrates the remarkable achievements of young scientists in cutting-edge research. Through recognition and financial support, this award encourages the upcoming generation of researchers to address global challenges and push the boundaries of science forward.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is the award open to scientists above 45 years old?

No, only scientists under 45 years old are eligible for the award.

Do I need to be affiliated with a research institution in a developing country?

Yes, applicants must have affiliation with such an institution to qualify for the award.

Can I submit my application after the deadline?

No, late applications will not be accepted, so make sure to submit your application on time.



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