funding from the Siwei Cheng Foundation of the Education Foundation of
the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the prize will recognize
economic scientists who have been living and working in a developing
country for at least 10 years.
Application Deadline: 15th March 2018
Eligible Countries: Developing and other Countries
To be taken at (country): The prize will be presented on a special occasion, often coinciding with the General Meeting of TWAS.
About the Award: The
prize reflects the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ strong support to TWAS
and, more generally, seeks to build scientific capacity in the
developing world. Bai Chunli, president of both the Chinese Academy and
TWAS, played a central role in the creation of the TWAS-Siwei Cheng
The TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize is named after the renowned
Chinese economist Siwei Cheng (1935-2015), an economist, chemical
engineer, and major political figure. He is most well-known for his work
in modern Chinese economic development as a driving force behind the
establishment of ChiNext, a stock exchange designed to provide venture
capital in technology companies. His work has had a profound impact on
both the Chinese and global economy.
Field of Study: Economic Sciences
for the TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences must be economic
scientists who have been living and working in a developing country for
at least ten years immediately before their nomination. They must meet
at least one of the following qualifications:
- Scientific research achievement in economic sciences of outstanding significance for the development of scientific thought.
- Outstanding contribution to the application of economic sciences to sustainable development.
Members of TWAS and candidates for TWAS membership are not eligible for the prize.
Self-nominations will not be considered.
is inviting nominations from all its members as well as science
academies, national research councils, universities and scientific
institutions in developing and developed countries.
can only be submitted electronically through the on-line nomination
platform and clearly state the candidate’s contribution to understanding
and addressing economic sciences.
- Nominations of women social scientists and candidates from scientifically lagging countries are particularly encouraged.
Selection Criteria: Selection of the awardees is made on merit and on the recommendations of the selection committees composed of TWAS members.
Value of Award:
- From 2017 and for five years total, an annual prize of US$10,000 will be awarded in the field of Economic Sciences.
- The prize is accompanied by a medal.
How to Apply: The
TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences’ nominations can only be
submitted electronically through the on-line platform by clicking on the
“Nominate Now” link at the bottom of this page.
Award Provider: The World Academy of Sciences with funding from the Siwei Cheng Foundation.