What is the Award? The Elsevier Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognizes the achievements of women scientists working and living in developing countries. Each year a total of five winners are selected, one from each of the following regions: Latin America and the Caribbean; East and South-East Asia and the Pacific; the Arab region; Central and South Asia; and Sub-Saharan Africa. The 2015 awards are to be granted for contributions in the following fields: Physical and Mathematical Sciences. What is the Prize? The winning women for the 2015 edition will be celebrated for their research excellence, whereby each winner will receive; • USD 5,000, generously contributed by the Elsevier Foundation • They will be hosted on an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2015 in San Jose, California, USA, where the awards ceremony will take place. • The Abdus Salalm International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) based in Trieste, Italy, will also cover each of the winners’ full board and accommodation expenses to attend one of ICTP's internationally renowned workshops. • They may also be asked to act as mentors to selected young women scientists undertaking PhD scholarships through the OWSD South-South PhD program, and they will receive training in this regard. Who can Apply? • Candidates must be female early-career scientists (within ten years of earning their PhD degree). · At nomination, candidates must have lived and worked for at least three years in one of the countries listed here:Latin America and the Caribbean: Belize, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname. East and South-East Asia and the Pacific: Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Korea DPR, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam. Arab region: Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen. Central and South Asia: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Dem. Rep., Congo Rep., Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Who Judges the Entries? The competition will be judged by a distinguished panel of international physicists and mathematicians, including members of TWAS, OWSD and ICTP, and it will be chaired by OWSD. What is the Assessment Based On? The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid both to the nominees’ contribution to capacity-building in their region, as well as international impact. Who Makes the Award Nominations? Nominations are invited from senior academics, including OWSD members, TWAS Fellows, ICTP visiting scientists and staff, national science academies, national research councils and heads of departments/universities both in developing and developed countries. Please note that self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations must be made on the nomination form and signed by the nominator. The form must include the candidate's curriculum vitae and full list of publications; , accompanied by three reference letters. When Will the Winners be Informed? Winners will be informed of their selection in November/December 2014. How to Apply To be part of this great honor, we invite all interested candidates to fill out the Nomination form below. Note that deadline for submission is set for October 17th, 2014. Nomination Form: Fill out the nomination form before 17 October 2014. Nomination Form 2015 – Physics and Mathematics For More Information Contact: Inquiries and completed nomination forms should be addressed to: OWSD Secretariat, OWSD-Elsevier Awards, ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy Phone: +39 040 2240321 Fax: +39 040 2240689 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Note: A press release describing this year's award released by The Elsevier Foundation can be found here. Good Luck!