About the program/Scholarship:
TWAS is pleased to announce the participation opportunity in a residency program that will last for 2-4 weeks. This program provides institutions and research groups in developing countries, especially the Least Developed Countries and those with limited outside contacts, with opportunities to establish long-term links with world leaders in areas of science other than mathematics and physics, and help develop capacity-building in their country.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS):
TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease, and poverty. From the start, the Academy had essential support from Italian scientists and political leaders. The Academy works to advance science in developing countries and support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy, and diplomacy.
- the most direct economy class travel (round-trip).
- the host institution is expected to cover local expenses.
- the opportunity to deliver lectures and seminars to research students, and supervise students.
- conduct research, and discuss future collaborative partnerships.
- For areas of natural sciences other than mathematics and physics.
- The program supports visits of internationally renowned scientists to institutions in developing countries, especially those in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to collaborate in research and training.
- The minimum degree held: PhD.
- The visiting expert will be expected to interact closely with faculty and students of the host institution with the aim of strengthening its existing activities and/or assisting in the establishment of new lines of research.
- The visit should have a minimum stay of two weeks at the host institution.
- Applications to renew successful visits will be considered in the following year(s).
- On completion of the visit, the visiting expert and the host institution should provide comprehensive reports outlining the impact the visit has had on the educational and research programs of the host institution.
- Nominations of women will be particularly welcomed.
- Only persons who have attained international recognition in their fields of science will be considered for support under this program.
- Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio.
Nationality: No specific nationality required
Age: No specific age required
How to Apply:
To apply for this program, please press “Apply now”, and fill out the online application form with the following information:
- Host institution Data.
- Personal/ Visiting expert Information.
- Contact Information.
- Details of the visit.
- Answer some questions.
- Upload the following documents:
- Brief CV (maximum 10 pages).
- List of publications.
- Letter (as a Visiting Expert) detailing the research and teaching program with which you could assist at the host institute.
- Supporting statement from the head of the host institution.