TWAS-Atta-ur-Rahman Award in Chemistry 2024

Deadline: 10th of May, 2024

For the 2024 TWAS-Atta-ur-Rahman Award in Chemistry, applications are now being accepted.A chemist who is no older than 40 and a citizen of a science-and-technology lagging country (STLC) who has been residing and employed there for at least two years previous to his or her nomination will receive the 2024 award, which is sponsored by Searle Company Ltd. The $5,000 prize is worth it.

TWAS members, science academies, national research councils, universities, and other scientific institutes in developed and developing nations are all welcome to submit nominations.


Eligible candidates are young chemists (not older that 40), national of a developing country, who have been living and working in a Scientifically and Technologically Lagging (STL) country, for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their nomination. All fields of Chemistry are eligible.

Selection Process:

A pre-screening of the nominees will be done at TWAS, The nomination dossiers of the qualified candidates will then be submitted to jury members for their evaluation. Based on this evaluation Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman will select the winner.


The 2024 nominations can only be submitted electronically through the on-line platform by clicking on the “NEW NOMINATION” button at the bottom of this page.

To resume working on saved nominations, click on the “RESUME” button at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 10 May 2024, however we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the deadline but submit the nomination as early as you can to enable us to process it as quickly as possible.

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