TWAS-Abdool Karim Award in Biological Sciences 2024

Deadline: 10th of May, 2024

The 2024 TWAS-Abdool Karim Award in Biological Sciences is now accepting applications.This prize, which bears the name of TWAS President Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, is intended to recognize the accomplishments of female scientists in Least Developed African nations in the field of Biological Sciences. It comes with a USD 5,000 cash prize, kindly given by Professor Abdool Karim.

All of TWAS’s members, as well as universities, scientific institutes in both developed and developing nations, national research councils, and science academies, are encouraged to submit suggestions for the 2024 Award.


  • The award recognizes women scientists for their achievements in Biological Sciences.
  • Eligible nominees for the 2024 award are female scientists nationals of a Least Developed African country who have been living and working there for at least two years immediately prior to their nomination. (i.e. from 01/02/2022);
  • Fellows of TWAS are not eligible
  • Self nominations and nominations from jury members will not be considered.


A nomination is considered complete only if 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 personal data for the purposes of 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 personal data’. The form must be filled in and signed by the candidate and then uploaded onto the on-line platform;
  • Suggested citation (15-20 words highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in Biological Sciences);
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution in Biological Sciences. 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 subject area, year and awarding institution;
  • Brief information on membership in academies and societies;
  • Brief information on awards and honours 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 the associated number of citations.

Click here to apply 

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