The Venus International Women Awards (VIWA) scheme was instituted in the year 2016 by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF), are presented yearly during the Annual Women's Meet (AWM).
VisionWe have committed to Celebrating Achievements of Woman Researchers
MissionTo recognize 'Best and Inspirational Woman Researchers' who are demonstrated creativity and excellence in their discipline
ObjectivesTo cultivate the research spirit in women and inspire the next generation of women
The Venus International Award Recognizes Individuals for their Quality, Reliability and Competence to Apply Knowledge and Skills to carry out specific tasks. The Venus International Award is a Certificate.
It's a Non-financial Award. It is a Formal Authentication; A Seal of Approval – A Recognition – A Written Assurance to a Person. The scheme has a Policy, Nomination Application, Expert Committee and Judging Process that are governed by the Board of Trust.
Further information are given at: https://venusinfo.org/aboutus/award.html
The Venus International Women Awards – VIWA is part of the AWM that is 'Celebrate and Promote Successful and Promising Women Researchers' who contribute to the discipline and social community.
This annual award is open to 'Woman Researchers and Faculty Members' of any nationality, who is in good standing at the time of the nomination, and in the age group of 27 – 65 years and has good academic record. The nominee must have completed a recognized Doctorate Degree (PhD) or its equivalent
GeneralExtensive Knowledge – Mastery of the Subject – Creative Thinking and Dedication to the Profession – Significant and Sustained Contributions to the Institution and/or the Community at large – Quality and Competence evidenced by continuing Intellectual Accomplishments and Pursuits
ResearchGrants – Patents – Collaboration with Industries and Institutions – Contracts – Publications (Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Short reports or Letters, Case Studies, Methodologies and Books) – Invited Lectures and Presentations – Membership in Professional Organizations
Note: Researcher / Faculty MemberAn active 'Full-time Regular Researcher/ Faculty Member' working in Institutions of Academic, Industrial, Government, or Private at the capacity of 1) Associate Scientist / Scientific Officer, Scientist, Principal / Senior Principal Scientist. 2) Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Assistant/Associate Professor and Professor.