Read about TWAS's most important initiatives in support of science for the developing world.
 
TWAS Plus - Vol. 6 No. 1 - January 2020
 
 
UNESCO - TWAS
 
 
 
TOP STORY The new stable democracy of Timor-Leste is trying to leave behind its troubled past. Yet the small island nation is still lagging behind in technological resources. In our latest TWAS Newsletter, we examine how the U.N. Technology Bank for Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) is helping them catch up with the digital revolution. More
 
 
OPPORTUNITIES
Postgraduate fellowships in natural and social sciences are available with the TWAS-COMSATS University Islamabad programme. Deadline: 16 March.
NEWS
Learn about the 36 newly elected TWAS Fellows, with a higher-than-ever percentage of women and members from under-represented countries.
OWSD
Women scientists from S&T-lagging countries looking for a PhD in the Global South may apply for OWSD PhD Fellowships, starting 3 February.
 
 
OPPORTUNITIES
A new postdoctoral research programme is available. Check the TWAS-COMSATS University Islamabad offering. Deadline: 16 March.
 
NEWS
Did you know that maths has a role in building a healthier society? Read what TWAS Fellow Klaus Krickeberg says on its contribution.
 
IAP
In its latest report, the InterAcademy Partnership outlines a set of measures to protect forests and fight climate change.
 
 
 
NEWS
See the impressive initiatives accomplished by the Solar Radiation Management initiative in their year-end newsletter.
 
IAP
Scientific challenges and ethical obstacles that young scientists face are the focus of a new publication by IAP and the Global Young Academy.
NEWS
The Global South needs to catch up with big data management in order to make their decision-making processes more effective.
 
 
 
OPPORTUNITIES
Scientists with world-class achievements in agricultural sciences are eligible for nomination for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Award. Deadline: 10 March.
NEWS
Young scientists could be a powerful resource for implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, say experts at a COMSATS/TWAS workshop.
OPPORTUNITIES
Nominate outstanding scientists whose achievements are contributing to sustainable development for a TWAS Award. Deadline: 16 March.
 
 
OPPORTUNITIES
The merit-based TWAS-Siwei Cheng Award will reward scientists from the Global South with outstanding achievements in economics.
Deadline: 16 March.
NEWS
TWAS and the Islamic Development Bank launched a science diplomacy programme for advancing the development of IsDB member countries.
OPPORTUNITIES
Individuals and research groups can pursue high-level research projects through the TWAS Research Grants Programme.
Deadline: 31 March.
 
 
NEWS
The new S4D4C policy brief offers a better understanding of what science diplomacy is, and asks what skills a good science diplomat needs.
 
 
 
Prizes and awards from The World Academy of Sciences recognize research excellence on critical regional and global issues. 
 
 
“Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character."
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Published with the support of the
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science