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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.

Mexico Conference cancelled

We regret to inform you that the Mexico conference, first scheduled for September 2014 and then postponed until February 2015, has now been cancelled by the local organisers due to continued concerns about the Ebola outbreak.

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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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