Biovision, in partnership with TWAS and with the support of the Lily MBR-TB Partnership, has established the Award to recognize young scientists from developing countries who have a track record of excellent research in infectious diseases, with an emphasis on tuberculosis preferred, and whose research promises to have a positive impact in the developing world.
- In 2011, three winners will be selected from nominations received. No more than two winners will be selected from the same developing country.
- The winner receives a sum of USD5,000 to be used for his/her research and an invitation to attend BioVision 7th World Life Sciences Forum (Lyon, France, 27-29 March 2011) (travel and lodging costs covered). He will be invited as part of the BioVision.Nxt programme.
- The first runner-up receives an invitation to attend BioVision2011 (travel and lodging costs covered) as part of the BioVision.Nxt programme and a sum of USD2,000 to be used for his/her research.
- The second runner-up receives an invitation to attend BioVision2011 (travel and lodging costs covered) as part of the BioVision.Nxt programme.
- Each prize also carries a certificate bearing a citation highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded.
- The prizes will be presented to the recipients at a special ceremony arranged by Biovision,TWAS and Lilly during BioVision2011, in the presence of participants, speakers and the media.
- Candidates must be nationals of a developing country, and have been living and working in the South for at least the two years immediately prior to their nomination.
- Candidates should be no older than forty years of age on 31 December 2011.
- Candidates should hold at least a PhD degree and have a good record of research publications in internationally recognized journals.
- Employees of BioVision, Eli Lilly & Company and TWAS as well as employees of other industry research laboratories and anyone involved in the administration of this award, are not eligible.
- Nominations are invited from TWAS members, selected individuals, as well as from science academies, national research councils, universities, scientific institutions and academics invited by Eli Lilly.
- Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged.
- Self-nomination or nomination by members of the jury are not accepted.
- The selection process will be administered by TWAS in collaboration with BioVision and Lilly. Selection of the recipients is made on scientific merit based on the recommendations of an authoritative and international jury chaired by the TWAS President.
BioVision-Lilly Award in conjunction with TWAS
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world
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