Concurso internacional sobre Ciência da Sustentabilidade - Submissão até 1 de fevereiro de 2017

Um novo concurso internacional irá apoiar estudos de caso em ciência da sustentabilidade. O objetivo é sensibilizar cientistas dos países em desenvolvimento para a necessidade de realizar investigações de alto impacto para enfrentamento de desafios globais.

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The Elsevier Foundation and TWAS are pleased to announce the launch of the first “Sustainability Case Studies” Contest; the call will open on the 1st of December 2016 and will close on the 1st of February 2017. Full guidelines are provided below.


  • The “Sustainability Case Studies” Contest is open to all current TWAS and OWSD PhD Fellowship recipients.
  • Only one submission per person is permitted.
  • Write-ups will be accepted on one of the 6 sustainability topics listed below:
    • Green and Sustainable Chemistry
    • Energy
    • Agriculture and Food Security
    • Water and Sanitation
    • Science Education and the Workforce
    • Climate Change and Disaster & Risk Reduction
  • Special consideration will be given to case studies which feature how a gender dimension has been applied to their area of research.
  •  Case studies should not exceed 500 words.
  • Papers should be written in English for an educated lay audience.
  • Each submission will include i) the electronic entry form duly filled in, and an ii) essay written in English and saved in MS WORD DOC.
  • Only one submission per person is permitted.
  • The best essay in each of the 6 categories will be rewarded with a prize of 1,000 USD.
  • Evaluation of essays will take place in March 2017 and will be carried out by a panel of judges. Winners will be announced before May 2017.
  • Complete submissions should be received by email to before and no later than the 1st of February 2017.


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