TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award 2024 (Up to $4,000 Available) | Apply Now

Applications are now open for the TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award 2024. TWAS invites nominations for the Award from all its members, science academies, national research councils, universities, and scientific institutions in developing and developed countries.

TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi, recognizes women scientists from Scientifically and Technologically Lagging (STL) countries. In 2024 the award will be given for achievements in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering Sciences.


  • It carries a cash award of USD 4,000 generously provided by Professor Al-Kharafi and will rotate among various fields of science.


  • Nominations for the 2024 award are invited in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Sciences.
  • Nominees must be female scientists national of an ST-lagging country and have been living and working there for at least two years immediately before their nomination (i.e. from 1/2/2022).
  • Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.
  • Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered.

Nomination Requirements 

A nomination is considered complete only if it includes all of the following information/material:

  • Nominator contact details;
  • Nominee contact details (self-nominations and nominations from jury members are not accepted) and general information on the nominee, including the country where she has been working and living in the past 2 years;
  • Authorization from the nominee (i.e. the candidate) to process her data for her nomination, in conformity to Art. 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003. This authorization can only be submitted through the online platform. The privacy authorization form is available for download in the section ‘nominee’s data’. The form must be filled in and signed by the candidate and then uploaded onto the online platform;
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in Social Sciences (economics, politics, sociology);
  • They are supporting statements regarding the nominee’s contribution to either Agricultural Sciences or Biology. Supporting statements should explain in detail the work performed by the candidate and its significance in the relevant scientific context. Clear reference should be made to the scientific impact of the nominee’s work. Vague supporting statements will not be considered and will negatively affect the evaluation;
  • Clear and detailed account of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the past two years;
  • PhD: information on the subject area, year, and awarding institution;
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies;
  • Brief information on awards and honors received;
  • List of 10 most significant publications listed in an internationally acceptable format;
  • The nominee’s brief CV and her complete list of publications are also to be uploaded, separately, onto the online platform.
  • The nominee’s h-index in Google Scholar and its associated number of citations.

Application deadline

The application deadline is May 10, 2024.

How to Apply

To apply, click here. You can also click here for more information.

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