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Dear Young Affiliates/Alumni of TWAS-ROLAC,


We invite you to nominate the brightest young scientists in your region to become Affiliated Members of TWAS. Please find enclosed the Nomination Form for Affiliated Membership of TWAS 2017.

Only those Young Scientists who have attained high international standard and have made significant contributions to the advancement of science should be nominated for this prestigious distinction.

Note that it was decided by TWAS to begin to operate a two-track procedure whereby nominations could be received from any suitable individual or organization (e.g. academies of science, centers of excellence), as well as opening up the procedure to simple applications from individual young scientists. Therefore, we would be very gratefull if you could distribute the attached file to all your networks, university, etc.



  • be aged 40 or less on 1 January of the year in which they are selected;
  • have been living and working in a developing country for at least the preceding three years;
  • have an excellent track record of at least 10 international publications in peer-reviewed journals.


The deadline for submission of nominations is March 31st 2017. The selected new Affiliated Members may participate in the Young Scientist Conference to be held 2017, in Rio de Janeiro.


‘Women are especially encouraged to apply.’ 





Vivaldo Moura Neto



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