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TWAS Arab Regional Award

Popularization of Science 2017

TWAS Arab Regional Prize for 2017 in Public Understanding and Popularization of Science

TWAS Regional Prizes 2017 will be awarded in recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to popularize science, and have developed new strategies that serve the popularization of science and technology in developing countries.

Each TWAS Regional Prize winner received a USD 3,000 cash award.

Eligibility Criteria;

Candidates for a TWAS-ARO Prize must be scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years. They must meet at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Scientific research achievement of outstanding significance for the development of scientific thought.
  • Outstanding contribution to the application of Science and Technology to industry or to human well-being in a developing country.

The nominations will only be accepted and valid from:

  1. Members of TWAS-ARO
  2. Science Academies, National Research Councils, Universities, Scientific Institutions from the Arab Region

Note: Self nominations are not allowed.

Deadline for nominations is extended to: 3 July 2017.

Nomination for this Prize is Closed Now


Abdelnasser Tawfik

Professor of Physics, MTI University and Founding Director, World Laboratory for Cosmology and Particle Physics (WLCAPP) and Egyptian Center for Theoretical Physics (ECTP)