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2012 AFRICAN UNION KWAME NKRUMAH SCIENTIFIC AWARDS

INDICATIVE APPLICATION EVALUATION SCORE SHEET

Each application will be examined according to the three sections identified in the application form which are:

I. Academic and Employment background (this part will contribute 20% of the total score)
II. Academic achievements and publications (this part will contribute 70% of the total score)
III. Impact of the applicant’s research in Africa’s socio-economic development (this part will contribute 10% of the total score)

In each section the highest scoring applicant will be assigned a score of 100, and other applicants score will be calculated as a percentage of the top score.

 
I. Academic and Employment background (20%)
A. Academic Background
1. Applicant recent degree
• DSc. or PhD. 5
• MSc. 3
• BSc.
 
2. Institution (that the applicant graduated from)

University rank
• Top 100 6
• 101-200 5
• 201-302 4
• 303-401 3
• 402-503 2
• Not listed 1
In this part we will use the 2011-2012 Academic ranking of world universities see http://www.university-list.net/rank/univ-110071.html . In this ranking Universities were ranked using several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, articles published in Nature and Science, articles indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.
 
B. Employment History

1. Country of Origin
• Working experience more than 15 years as a professional scientist 5
• Working experience for 10 to 15 years as a professional scientist 4
• Working experience less than 10 years as a professional scientist 3

2. African institution (outside the country of origin)
• Working experience more than 5 years as a professional scientist 5
• Working experience for 3 to 5 years as a professional scientist 4
• Working experience less than 3 years as a professional scientist 3

3. International institution
• Working experience more than 3 years as a professional scientist 5
• Working experience for 1 to 3 years as a professional scientist 4
• Working experience for less than one year as a professional scientist 3

 
II. Academic Achievement and Publications(70%)

A. Journals Publications
1. SCI Publications

For each SCI publication the applicant will be given 8 points in case of being the corresponded author 4more points will be added to him (i.e. the total points will be 12) but if the applicant is a co-author 2 point to be added (i.e. the total points will be 8). See the list in www.isinet.com

If the publication has more than 4 co-authors the score scorer will be calculated as follow 4 times 8 divided by the total number of Co-authors

 
2. International Journals Published in the G8
For the Journals published in the G8 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, and USA) the following will be the criteria: For each publication the applicant will be given 4 points in case of being the corresponded author 3 more points will be added to him (i.e. the total points will be 7) but if the applicant is a co-author 1 point to be added (i.e. the total points will be 5).
If the publication has more than 4 co-authors the score scorer will be calculated as follow 4 times 5 divided by the total number of Co-authors
 
3. African Journals
For the Journals published in African Union Member states the following will be the criteria: For each publication the applicant will be given 1 points in case of being the corresponded author 2 more points will be added to him (i.e. the total points will be 3) but if the applicant is a co-author 1 point to be added (i.e. the total points will be 2).
If the publication has more than 4 co-authors the score scorer will be calculated as follow 4 times 2 divided by the total number of Co-authors
 
4. Other Journal (Non SCI, Non G8 and Non African Journals)
For the Journals not published in African Union Member states, G8 or listed as SCI the following will be the criteria: For each publication the applicant will be given 2 points in case of being the corresponded author 2 more points will be added to him (i.e. the total points will be 4) but if the applicant is a co-author 1 point to be added (i.e. the total points will be 3).

If the publication has more than 4 co-authors the score scorer will be calculated as follow 4 times 4 divided by the total number of Co-authors

B. Conference publications
For conference publications each applecart will receive:
• 3 points/ article / international conference if he is the corresponded author
• 2 points/ article / international conference if he is the co-author
• 1 point/ article / local or continental conference if he is the corresponded author
• 0.5 point/ article / local or continental conference if he is the co-author

C. Contribution to the African Scientific library
The contribution of the applicant to the African Scientific library will be assented as follow:
• 20 points/book written by the applicant and published by international publishing house.
• 10 points/ book where the applicants contribute in as Co-author and published by international publishing house.
• 7 points/book written by the applicant and published by local and/or continental publishing house.
• 5 points/ book where the applicants contribute in as Co-author and published by local and/or continental publishing house.
• 10 points/ book translated to African languages
• 1 point/ university book written by the applicant (academic note)
• 0.5 point / university book where the applicants contribute in as Co-author

D. Number of Inventions or Patents
• 10 points /International patents
• 5 Points /Continental patents
• 4 points/ Local patents
• 3 points/ Invention that in application by the industry in the Applicant member states

 
III. Impact of the applicant’s research in Africa’s socio-economic development (10%)

In this section the Jury will identify the impact of the applicant research in Africa’s socio-economic development using the following

• Justification letter sent by the applicant
• Number of MSc. and PhD. students
• Former recognition and awards received by the applicant
• The justification given by the three references
• Personal judgment depends on the overall application

 
 
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SCHLUMBERGER FOUNDATION FACULTY FOR THE FUTURE Call for Applications 2012

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013–2014 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 10th to November 16th 2012 for new applications; from September 10th to November 9th for renewal applications.

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Call for papers: "ESJ" January 2013 edition vol.9, No.1, 2, 3 and "ESJ" February edition vol.9 No.4, 5 and 6

The “European Scientific Journal(ESJ)is a double-blind per reviewed journal which accepts high quality research articles. The journal is issued monthly and is available to all researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements. Supporting the concept of interdisciplinarity we welcome submissions in different academic areas. All articles must be in English, French or Spanish and have an English abstract.

The excellent team, composed of rectors, deans professors and researchers from more than fifty universities worldwide, is crucial to the prestigious status that our journal enjoys. Regular monthly publications of the ESJ are uploaded on our website at the end of each month. Moreover, the European Scientific Institute, the publisher of the ESJ, mails a printed copy of the journal to the authors of the papers included in each respective edition. The European Scientific Institute is proud to announce that we received an ISBN number registered in the international ISBN data-base London. This enables the European Scientific Institute to publish books. In these terms, having in mind the ESI policy concerning young researchers and scientists,we are especially inviting the young researchers all over the world to publish their Master, PhD thesis etc. using our Institute. "ESJ" December edition vol.8, No.28, 29 and 30
http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/issue/archive

Call for applications: Renewal of ERNWACA Regional Scientific Committee

[Website: Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa] lundi 28 janvier 2013 13:28:30
The Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) wishes to renew its Regional Scientific Committee (RSC). This body is responsible for developing and conducting the network’s research policy, and guiding and supervising its research activities.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 20 February 2013. The subject line of the email should read "ERNWACA Scientific Committee."

Conceived at its inception as an informal forum whose key mission was to bring together West and Central African researchers in Education, ERNWACA’s contribution to the construction of a knowledge base on educational research and to its use for improving educational practice and formulating evidence-based policies in West and Central Africa, has been outstanding. Created in 1989 in Freetown, ERNWACA is present in 17 countries in West and Central Africa with a membership of over 800 researchers.

FRANCAIS
Appel à candidatures : Renouvellement du Comité scientifique du ROCARE
[Site web : Réseau Ouest et Centre Africain de Recherche en Education] lundi 28 janvier 2013 13:28:25
Le Réseau Ouest et Centre Africain de Recherche en Education (ROCARE ) désire procéder au renouvellement des membres de son Comité scientifique régional. Cet organe est chargé d’élaborer et conduire la politique de recherche du réseau, et d’assurer la supervision des travaux de recherche.
Les candidats intéressés sont priés d’envoyer une lettre de motivation et un curriculum vitae à l’adresse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. au plus le 20 février 2013. Le courriel devra porter en objet la mention « Comité scientifique ROCARE ».

Conçu au départ en tant que forum informel dont la principale mission consistait à regrouper les chercheurs en éducation de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, le ROCARE a apporté une contribution remarquable à la création d’une base de connaissances sur la recherche en éducation et à son utilisation en vue d’améliorer les pratiques d’éducation et d’élaborer des politiques axées sur les preuves en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Crée en 1989 à Freetown, le ROCARE est présent dans 17 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre et compte plus de 800 membres.

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