BioVision and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, with the support of the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, have established the BioVision Lilly Award for young scientists to honor outstanding scientific achievements made by individual young scientists from the developing countries.
Study Subject: Research in Infectious Diseases
Employer:BioVision and TWAS
Scholarship Description:The prize has been established to recognize young scientists living and working in a developing country, who have a track record of excellent research in infectious diseases, with an emphasis on tuberculosis preferred, and whose research promises to have a positive impact in the developing world.
In 2011, three winners will be selected from nominations received. No more than two winners will be selected from the same developing country.
• The winner receives a sum of US$5,000 to be used for his/her research and an invitation to attend BioVision 7th World Life Sciences Forum (Lyon, France, 27-29 March 2011) (travel and lodging costs covered).
• The first runner-up receives an invitation to attend BioVision2011 (travel and lodging costs covered) as part of the “BioVision.Nxt” programme and a sum of US$2,000 to be used for his/her research.
• The second runner-up receives an invitation to attend BioVision2011 (travel and lodging costs covered) as part of the “BioVision.Nxt” programme.
• Each prize also carries a certificate bearing a citation highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded.
• The prizes will be presented to the recipients at a special ceremony arranged by BioVision, TWAS and Lilly during BioVision2011 in the presence of participants, speakers and the media.
• Candidates must be nationals of a developing country, and have been living and working in a developing country for at least the two years immediately prior to their nomination.
• Candidates should be no older than forty years of age on 31 December 2011.
• Candidates should hold at least a PhD degree and have a good record of research publications in internationally recognized journals.
• Employees of BioVision, Eli Lilly & Company and TWAS, as well as employees of other industry research laboratories and anyone involved in the administration of this award, are not eligible.
Scholarship Application Deadline:15 January 2011