TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award 2024

Deadline: 10th of May, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award. This yearly prize, named for TWAS Fellow Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi, honors female scientists from Scientifically and Technologically Lagging (STL) nations. It contains a USD4,000 cash reward kindly supplied by Professor Al-Kharafi and will be rotated among several scientific specialties. In 2024, the prize will be granted for achievements in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences.

TWAS invites submissions for the 2024 Award from all members, including science academies, national research councils, universities, and scientific institutes in both developed and developing countries.


  • Nominations for the 2024 award are invited in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Sciences.
  • Nominees must be female scientists national of a ST-lagging country and have been living and working there for at least two years immediately prior to their nomination (i.e. from 1/2/2022).

Nomination Requirements

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 Social Sciences (economics, politics, sociology);
  • Supporting statement regarding the nominee’s contribution in 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 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 its associated number of citations.

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