Read about TWAS's most important initiatives in support of science for the developing world.
 
TWAS Plus - Vol. 6 No. 2 - March 2020
 
 
UNESCO - TWAS
 
 
 
TOP STORY Food security and other topics took a front seat at an Islamic Development Bank-TWAS workshop held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in December. The event was the first in a series of four high-level science diplomacy initiatives run by IsDB and TWAS, and was a part of a recent agreement between the two organizations, aimed at strengthening IsDB’s impact on its 57 member countries. More
 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

Are you an outstanding economic scientist who has lived and worked in a developing country for 10 years? We are seeking nominations for the TWAS-Siwei Cheng Award. Deadline: 16 March. 

NEWS

Read about studies on invasive African pests, which made Kenyan scientist Fathiya Khamis the winner of the TWAS-Abdool Karim Award. 

OWSD

Institutes in the Global South host young women scientists from S&T-lagging countries, to pursue PhD studies in scientific fields. Deadline: 31 March. 

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS honours the achievements of individual scientists from developing countries, offering awards in nine scientific fields. Deadline: 16 March. 

NEWS

Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award winner Antonethe Castaneda works with Latin American communities, helping them shape a sustainable future. 

OPPORTUNITIES

Apply for PhD and postdoctoral fellowships offered by the TWAS-COMSATS University Islamabad Fellowships Programme.            Deadline: 16 March. 

 
 
NEWS

Reducing friction between humans and lions will aid the sustainable use of natural resources, says TWAS-Samira Omar Award winner Etotépé A. Sogbohossou. 

IAP

Disease outbreaks have hit the world, and future ones seem to be inevitable. But their impact can be mitigated, an IAP report on epidemic preparedness says. 

NEWS

By modelling China’s role in global trade, TWAS-Siwei Cheng Award winner Yang Cuihong helped the country improve its trade relationships. 

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

Individual scientists and groups may apply for a TWAS Research Grant, to purchase equipment or consumable supplies. Deadline: 31 March. 

NEWS

Countries with seismic and volcanic activity should boost awareness and preparedness, says TWAS-C.N.R. Rao Award winner Evelyne I. Mbede. 

OWSD

Women scientists from S&T-lagging countries, with a PhD in STEM subjects are eligible for the prestigious OWSD Early Career Fellowships.            Deadline: 15 April. 

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

The TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award is seeking women in science from scientifically and technologically lagging countries.                  Deadline: 30 April. 

NEWS

Learn about nine science diplomacy case studies that offer an overview on the main global challenges and the relationship between governance, science and policy. 

OPPORTUNITIES

Are you a woman scientist from a low-income African country? We are seeking nominations for the TWAS-Abdool Karim Award in biological sciences. Deadline: 30 April. 

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS and CSIR (India) offer PhD and postdoctoral fellowship programmes in emerging areas of science and technology.
Deadline: 11 May.

OWSD

Read about the five winners of the 2020 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards and learn about their inspiring achievements. 

OPPORTUNITIES

German Institutes welcome postdoctoral scientists from sub-Saharan Africa, under the TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme.   Deadline: 18 May.

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS and the Indian S.N. Bose Centre for basic Science offer PhD fellowships in physical science to scientists from developing countries. Deadline: 1 June.

OPPORTUNITIES

Early-career scientists from least developed countries of the Islamic Development Bank may apply for an IsDB-TWAS postdoctoral fellowship.               Deadline: 18 May.

OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS and Pakistan seek young researchers from developing countries to enroll in PhD programmes in chemical and biological sciences. Deadline: 1 June.

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

The Chinese Academy of Sciences and TWAS offer a new award to honour young physicists and chemists from developing countries.                Deadline: 15 May.

 
 
 
Prizes and awards from The World Academy of Sciences recognize research excellence on critical regional and global issues. 
 
 
"The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought."
- Walter Gilbert
American biochemist, physicist, molecular biology pioneer, and Nobel laureate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Published with the support of the
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science