The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) has recently opened the Call for Applications for the 2020 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists.
This prize rewards and encourages women working and living in developing countries who are in the early stages of their scientific careers, having often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence.
The award gives USD 5000 to each of five winners — one each from each OWSD region (Africa, the Arab region, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean), plus one additional prize to the top selected candidate from any region. Winners also receive a fully-funded trip to the award ceremony at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The award has a major impact on awardees' visibility and creates important opportunities in their careers; for example, last year's winner Narel Paniagua-Zambrana from Bolivia was received by her President upon her return from the award ceremony (and even had a mural painted after her in La Paz!), and previous winners Simone Badal-McCreath and Sushila Maharjan were recently profiled in Nature.
The 2020 Awards will be given in the fields of ENGINEERING, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY. Specific eligible fields included under these are:
- Civil engineering
- Electrical engineering, electronic engineering
- Telecommunications/information engineering / Software engineering
- Computer science
- Mechanical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Materials engineering
- Medical engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Environmental biotechnology
- Industrial biotechnology
- Nano technology
Eligibility criteria and the application process have changed slightly from previous years. Applicants must have received their PhD within the last ten years, and must have lived and worked in one of the eligible countries for at least 5 of the last 15 years. Applicants may now submit their application themselves, with an endorsement statement from a senior academic scientist and at least one other letter of reference.
The deadline for applications for the Awards is 29 AUGUST 2019.
Please see Downloads for the full Call for Applications.
The same information can be found online at:
Any questions about the Awards may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled
The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.
The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.
The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.
Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system
The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).
The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.
Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.
The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.
Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.
You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system (http://pay.mak.ac.ug) to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
The forms are for Ugandans only.
Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.
The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.
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