TWAS-Abdool Karim Prize for Scientists from Low-Income African Countries in Italy 2017 – 2018

By | July 3, 2017

TWAS-Abdool Karim Prize for Scientists from Low-Income African Countries in Italy 2017 – 2018

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) invites applications for TWAS-Abdool Karim Prize in Biological Sciences. Applicants from Low-Income African countries are eligible to apply for this prize.

It is designed to honour women scientists in Low-Income African countries for their achievements in Biological Sciences.

TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries – is an autonomous international organization founded in Triste, Italy. TWAS represent, support and encourage the pursuit excellence in science in developing countries.

Course Level: This prize is available to women scientists.

Study Subject: Prize is awarded in the field of Biological Sciences.

Scholarship Award: This new prize, named after TWAS Fellow Quarraisha Abdool Karim, carries a cash award of USD5, 000 generously provided by Professor Abdool Karim.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Eligible candidates are female scientists who have been living and working in low-income African countries for at least the two years immediately prior to their nomination.

Nationality: Applicants from Low-Income African countries (Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Equatorial, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this prize.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.

Science Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications should be sent to

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is July 10, 2017.

Scholarship Link

See Also

International Scholarships for Ugandans to Study Abroad