Seeking Applicants: ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women
Posted on May 11, 2018
the ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women is extending it’s deadline and is seeking applicants now until May 13, 2018. We were hoping to tap your network at the Research, Innovation and Partnerships Office (RIPO) at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi to help share this opportunity with qualified applicants.
The ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize is an annual prize supported by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), that seeks to recognize and award young female professionals working in applied science who are citizens of ASEAN nations.
This year, the Prize theme will focus on precision agriculture in the ASEAN region. The Prize administrators will look to award those working at the intersection of agriculture, digital tools, technology, science and data to help smallholder farmers improve and economize farming practices and agricultural outputs.
Applicants should be 40 years of age or younger, have a PhD, and be a resident of an ASEAN member state. Along with recognition for their achievements, applicants are eligible to receive cash awards of $20,000 for first place and $5,000 for an honorable mention, as well as travel and lodging to attend a pitch competition and awards ceremony in October of 2018 at an ASEAN ministerial meeting hosted in the Philippines.
I’d greatly appreaciate it if you could share this opportunity with your colleagues, staff and researchers. To consider applying, they find more info about the opportunity here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u7ZjtAf0Vce9sw6BiD9gn-atMC4G8VuI/view) or apply directly here (https://scienceprizeforwomen.formstack.com/forms/2018_aseanu_s_science_prize_for_women).
Contact: Amanda Horowitz
Communications and Innovation Specialist
Professional Management Services Contract
Center for Development Innovation | U.S. Global Development Lab
U.S. Agency for International Development