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Call For Nominations: 2018 South African Women In Science Awards

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.

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

The awards will be made in the following categories:

  1. Awards for Distinguished Woman Researchers
  2. Awards for Distinguished Young Woman Researchers
  3. Awards for Research and Innovation
  4. DST Fellowships
  5. TATA Africa Scholarships for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Nominations and applications should reach the Department of Science and Technology by Friday, 18 May 2018 and should be submitted electronically (using the attached form) to WISAwards@dst.gov.za.

For more information contact Mr Thembinkosi Magasela at 012 843 6338 or email Thembinkosi.Magasela@dst.gov.za

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