The International Science and Technology and Innovation Centre (ISTIC) for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO is inviting participants to the International Forum on Harnessing Women’s Talents in Science, Technology and Innovation which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25-26 May 2015.

The main objective of the forum is to share perspectives in devising strategies to address the imbalance of women participation at the leadership level in science, technology and engineering in the business and government sectors. Relative to this, we are seeking assistance in nominating candidate(s) to participate in the forum. The participant must possess the following minimum criteria:

·         Holding a senior position in the organization involved in women’s affairs

·         Has good command  of the English language (both oral and written)

·         Must be in good health

The organizers will provide hotel accommodation and local hospitality for the duration of the forum to selected international participants. Since the organizers will not provide travel grants to the participants, international airfare will be shouldered by the sending agency.

Interested participants are required to complete the application form which can be downloaded along with the brochure from http://www.istic-unesco.organd submit to Ms. Charlene Basig thru email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 30 April 2015.

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Keio University Medical Science Fund is now accepting nominations for the Keio Medical Science Prize 2015. Established in 1996, Keio University annually awards the Keio Medical Science Prize to recognize researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of medicine or life sciences.

Keio Medical Science Prize 2015


  • Nominee must have a breakthrough in the fields of medicine and life sciences, and/or related fields.
  • Nominee must have an outstanding contribution to basic and clinical medicine.


13 selection committee members and over 60 specialists from various fields, within and outside Keio University, will select laureates through rigorous review process.


Nominees must be currently active in their field of research, and be expected to make future contributions to the field.


Each laureate receives a certificate of merit, medal and a monetary award of 10 million yen.


  • Individuals are limited to one nomination each.
  • Institutions or organizations may make as many nomination as they can.
  • In case of multiple nominations, nominations are limited to One nominee per research theme.

Note: A nomination should be for one researcher. Keio University does not accept nominations for groups.

Nomination Materials

  • Nomination form (*can be downloaded from
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Nominee’s bibliography
  • Copy of major publications (maximum of 5, each major publication must be a separate PDF file.)

Please send all materials listed above in separate PDF format files via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by post to:

Office of the Keio University Medical Science Fund

35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan

Online nomination is also available at


Nominations for 2015 must reach the Office of the Keio University Medical Science Fund by March 10, 2015.

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