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2018 Women in Science Awards

5 Mar 2018 - 08:45

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

2018 SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARDS

THEME: LEVERAGING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION TO ENHANCE INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT  

 

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2018 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA).  The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women.  The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents.

The theme for the 2018 WISA is leveraging science, technology and innovation to enhance inclusive growth and development. This theme is adapted from the 2018 priority theme for the 6th BRICS science technology and innovation (STI) Ministerial meeting, which will be hosted by South Africa in July 2018.

Awards in the distinguished woman and distinguished young woman researcher categories will be made for research that responds to the theme in the fields of Natural (Life and Physical) and Engineering Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Astronomy.  However, the DST Fellowships and TATA Scholarships are not restricted to the theme.

Awards will also be made to a category on Research and Innovation (R&I) leading to a demonstrable contribution in enhancing inclusive growth and development.

The 2018 WISA will be presented on 16 August 2018 as part of the Department's celebration of Women's Month.

For details please see the DST WISA press release,