Nominations are open for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The awards are sponsored and organized by the Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

The awards theme for 2017 is engineering and engineering sciences in subject areas that may include energy, water supply, and others related to environment and development. Nominations will be accepted for early-career women scientists working in engineering who have received their PhDs within the past 10 years, and who live in one of the 81 scientifically lagging countries as defined by TWAS.

The competition will select one winning nominee from each of Latin America and the Caribbean; East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific; the Arab region; Central and South Asia; and Sub-Saharan Africa. Each winner will receive US$5 thousand and travel support to attend the 2017 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The deadline for nominations is 01 September 2016.