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Welcome to OWSD

OWSD, formerly TWOWS, is the first international forum uniting women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.

Farida Habib Shah, OWSD Vice President

Farida Habib Shah, OWSD Vice President

It is with great sadness that we inform all OWSD members and friends of OWSD that Farida Habib Shah died on 1 November after a short illness.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE! - Nominations for 2015 Elsevier Foundation Awards in Physics and Maths

This year's Elsevier Foundation Awards in Physics and Maths are for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. So - OWSD Members - if you know a young, gifted and determined mathematician or physicist who deserves recognition and encouragement, and who has demonstrated her commitment to enabling other women scientists to build successful research careers, fill out the nomination form below! The EXTENDED deadline is 15 NOVEMBER 2014.

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OWSD Conference in Mexico

Dear OWSD members and colleagues, for your urgent attention, please find below the message posted by the local organizers on their website http://owsd2014.morelos.gob.mx/

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New funding for conference support goes a long way!

New funding for conference support goes a long way!

Since 2012, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has provided additional funding to OWSD Fellows to enable them to attend international conferences relevant to their field of research, or to undertake short research visits in other countries, where they can have access to laboratories, equipment and expertise not available in their home countries.

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OWSD General Assembly postponed

The OWSD General Assembly has been postponed until further notice. The call for nominations to the Executive Board and Amendments to the Statutes have therefore also been postponed. Any nominations and amendments received will be held over.

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