TWAS-Mohammad A. Hamdan Award 2024

TWAS-Mohammad A. Hamdan Award is a scholarship program named after Prof. Mohammad A. Hamdan, the late Vice-President of the Arab Region.

Not only was Prof. Hamdan a member of TWAS Academy since 1988, but he was also deeply committed to TWAS’s cause and objectives. He has been actively involved in TWAS objectives for many years and held the position of TWAS Vice-President for the Arab countries on the TWAS Council.

And so, in 2020, this biennial award in Honor of him was created. The award recognizes outstanding mathematical work by scientists residing and working in Africa or the Arab region.

Now that the TWAS-Mohammad A. Hamdan Award 2024 edition is here let’s see how you can apply for this lucrative opportunity.

TWAS Mohammad A. Hamdan Award Details

Application DeadlineMay 10, 2024
Value$5,000 (Partially funded)
TypeCollege study
Age LimitNone
Scientific fieldMathematical Sciences
SponsorThe World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Requirements for TWAS Mohammad A. Hamdan Award Application

Here are the things needed for you to be eligible to apply for the TWAS Mohammad A. Hamdan Award:

  • You must be a scientist working and living in Africa or the Arab region. Remember that you must have been working or living in one of these to be eligible for at least 2 years before this application.  
  • In addition, your specialty should be mathematics, whether it is pure, applied, probability, or statistics.
  • Your mathematical work in your area of expertise should be outstanding.
  • Unfortunately, if you are a member of TWAS, you are not eligible, even if you meet all the other requirements.
  • Nominations from jury members or even Self-nominations will not be considered in the screening/review phase.

Hamdan Award Selection & Nomination Process

Selection process:

  • The selection process for this award will be entirely based on scientific merit.
  • A pre-screening of nominees will be done at TWAS, thus eliminating the unqualified.
  • After that. The nomination dossiers of qualified candidates are only sent to jury members for father/final evaluation.

Nomination process:

For your application to pass the selection stage and be considered a complete nomination, your application should contain all of the following details or documents:

  1. It should include the contact details of the nominator.
  2. Include the nominee’s contact details and general information, including their country of residence for the past two years.
  3. Obtain the nominee’s authorization for processing personal data, as per Art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003, through the online platform.
  4. Submit a suggested citation highlighting the nominee’s scientific achievements in mathematical sciences (15-20 words).
  5. Include a detailed supporting statement describing the nominee’s contributions, emphasizing their significance in the scientific context and citing their scientific impact clearly.
  6. Provide a clear record of any time spent abroad by the nominee in the previous two years.
  7. Specify the PhD subject area, year of completion, and the awarding institution.
  8. Briefly mention the nominee’s memberships in academies and societies.
  9. Provide information about any awards and honors received by the nominee.
  10. List the 10 most significant publications in an internationally acceptable format.
  11. Upload the nominee’s brief CV and complete list of publications separately onto the online platform.

How to apply for the TWAS Mohammad A. Hamdan Award

STEP 1: Prepare all the required details as highlighted in the above section.

STEP 2: Once you have all your documents/information ready, head to the NEW NOMINATION section to upload and fill in your information and documents. If you are missing the details, you can save the part of the already completed application and click RESUME application when you’re back.

STEP 3: Using the form menu button, you can check and see if all the mandatory fields have been filled out.

STEP 4: If there are any fields that you haven’t filled, they will be highlighted in red. So, fill them out accordingly and then submit your application.

For quick tips, please click on this Step-by-step PDF tutorial on how to fill out your online form:

Points to Note:

  1. Pay attention to the number of MAXIMUM CHARACTERS ALLOWED before compiling and filling your form.
  2. You can only submit your 2024 nominations electronically through the online platforms or simply by clicking here.

For more information on the Hamdan Award, visit the TWAS Website.  

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