The IANAS Women for Science Working Group (WfS-WG) has received funding from the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP) for a new prize, the IANAS-OWSD Prize for one outstanding advanced female graduate student in the sciences, mathematics or engineering. The prize will allow the awardee to enrich her PhD experience by her participation in research at a university or other research institute for a period of several months, in a different IANAS country of her choice. The prize is also meant to trigger a long-range collaboration between home and host institutes.
In November 2011, the IANAS Office sent out a call for nominations for this prize to science academies in Latin America and the Caribbean that qualify - those most in need of upgrading their postgraduate research programs. Each qualifying academy was asked to nominate one candidate, and the IANAS office directed the process of selection of the awardee among the nominations received. The awardee will receive a $ 9000 stipend to carry out her proposed research project.
2012 Awardee - Clarimar Camacho, Chemistry, Central University of Venezuela
IAP - Global Network of Science Academies
IANAS - InterAmerican Network of Science Academies
WfS-WG - Women for Science Working Group
OWSD - Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World