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Deadline: 15 September, 2022

The Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)-Elsevier Foundation Awards reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries who are in the early stages of their scientific careers.

The awards, according to the organisers, are designed to respond to the call for action set forth by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • Cash prize of U.S.$5,000
  • All-expenses-paid trip to attend the awards ceremony


  • The applicant must be a woman who has received their PhD in a scientific discipline within the last ten years and whose current scientific research is related to the area of food security, agricultural productivity and/or sustainable food production
  • Applicant must have lived and worked for at least five of the last 15 years in one of the 66 scientifically and technologically lagging countries
  • The awards seek applications from women researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and how they intersect with the aforementioned SDGs
  • Applicants can be citizens of any country, provided that they fulfil the above residence requirement

To apply and for more information, click here.


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