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Nominations Open for 2015 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Research excellence nominations for women mathematicians and physicists accepted through October 17, 2014
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Amsterdam, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The nomination period opened today for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists, which annually recognize excellence in research achieved by scientists in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This year’s five regional awards will be selected in the fields of physics and mathematics. Nominations will be accepted from May 15 through October 17, 2014.

Early Career Women Scientists from Developing Countries Honored for Research into the Medicinal Properties of Natural Compounds

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD recognize 2014 winners at the AAAS annual meeting
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Chicago, February 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Five chemists are being honored with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, each for research that looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems.

The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries Projects

June 24th deadline for 1 page applications to promote gender equality in academia and build capacity in developing world libraries
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Boston, May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs. The deadline for applications is June 24th 2013. Grants will be awarded in December 2013 and provide one, two and three year awards between US$ 5,000 to US$ 50,000 per year for a total of US$ 100,000.

The Elsevier Foundation, OWSD and TWAS Call for 2014 Chemistry Award Nominations for Early Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries

Research excellence nominations accepted through September 15 to support research, build capacity and inspire a new generation of women scientists in the developing world
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Amsterdam, April 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world announced today their call for award nominations for the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Awards recognizing talented early career women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This year’s awards program will focus on chemistry.

Report: What Science is Missing When Women are Missing

From biochemical discoveries to seat belt design, women matter a lot, findings show
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A new report features examples of novel approaches to supporting women’s career progression, especially in the early stages.  Titled From Ideas to Markets: the Gender Factorit shows how gender can make research more meaningful and open up new markets for scientific knowledge.

In Tunisia, Optics Workshops Help Women Pursue Emerging Field

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Elsevier Foundation supports an optics summer school for young women scientists
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Over the past decade, optical technologies have become an indispensable part of daily life: fiber optics for telecoms, optical methods for medical imaging and cancer research, and optical parts in cars and computer screens are at the core of the world’s technical infrastructure.

Awards Recognize Women Scientists in Developing Countries

Scientists honored by Elsevier Foundation, OWSD and TWAS for pioneering work in medicine and life sciences
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Five researchers received the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for pioneering work that could contribute to life-saving research in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, and OWSD Honor Early Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries at the Annual AAAS Meeting

Recognition of early-career women scientists helps to support medical research, build strong research cultures, and inspire a new generation
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Boston, February 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Five medical and life science researchers from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin today received the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for work that could contribute to life-saving knowledge and therapies worldwide.

Awards to Honor Women Scientists from 5 Low-Resource Regions

Women in developing countries talk about the obstacles they face and why this recognition is important
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Succeeding in the competitive world of science is challenging under the best of circumstances. But women scientists in countries with scarce resources and competing cultural expectations face significant additional obstacles as they strive to excel at careers in science. 

A new awards program takes those factors into account by recognizing the research excellence of early-career women scientists from 81 developing countries.

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, and OWSD Launch Awards Recognizing Women Scientists in Developing Countries

Celebrating the achievements of early career women scientists creates role models, critical to retaining top talent and building a stronger research culture in developing countries
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(3BL Media) Amsterdam - July 19, 2012 - The Elsevier Foundation, the academy of sciences for the developing world (TWAS) and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) announced today the launch of an awards program recognizing talented early career women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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