Read about TWAS's most important initiatives in support of science for the developing world.
 
TWAS Plus - Vol. 6 No. 3 - May 2020
 
 
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TOP STORY COVID-19 has taken the whole world aback, forcing nations to share new common strategies. Africa has not faced a full pandemic yet, and prepares to take advantage of other nations' experience. Two TWAS Fellows, Shabir Madhi from South Africa and Vincent Titanji of Cameroon, offer a clear vision of what the most important steps will be: coordination, capacity and public hygiene. (Photo: Miguel Á. Padriñán - Pexels.com). More
 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

A new award in physical sciences for scientists under 45 is available through the Chinese Academy of Sciences-TWAS partnership. Deadline: 15 May.

NEWS

Pandemics fuel new research, but investigation on viruses and parasites must continue in times of peace, warn TWAS Young Affiliates and Alumni.
 

OWSD

Sobering and inspiring: How are women scientists living in the COVID-19 pandemic? Read their stories, gathered in a recent survey.
 

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS's prestigious awards boost careers and lead to international visibility: check our opportunities and apply. Deadlines: from 15 May to 30 June.

IAP

More than 50 IAP member academies have collated information on COVID-19, to ensure that reliable data reach the public.
 

OPPORTUNITIES
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and TWAS offer a new grant to propel COVID-19 research. Deadline: 4 June.
 
 
NEWS
Many scientists who received a DBT India-TWAS fellowship are now in top-positions: learn what they are doing to change their country.
OWSD

February and March marked the launch of two OWSD National Chapters, to help local women scientists network and develop their countries.

OPPORTUNITIES

Apply for an IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship, and build your skills at a centre of excellence in a developing country. Deadline: 8 June.

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES
TWAS offers affiliateships to refugee and displaced scientists under 40, to help maintain links with the scientific community. Deadline: 30 July.
IAP

Could permafrost and Arctic ice hide potential harmful infectious agents ready to emerge from thawing ice? Read the latest IAP publication.

OPPORTUNITIES
TWAS and its partners offer scientists from developing countries 6-month to 3-year postdoctoral fellowships to build a career. Deadline: 31 July.
 
 
S4D4C
Are you interested in organizing your own science diplomacy workshop? Explore free tools available on the S4D4C website.
IAP
IAP has launched a new website, with a more intuitive layout, which makes finding information on IAP's programmes, projects and reports on science policy issues easier.
OPPORTUNITIES

There is still time to apply for PhD fellowships offered by TWAS and its partners. Deadline extended: 31 July.

 
 
SRMGI
What impact might solar radiation management have on Africa's temperatures and rainfalls? Find the answers in the SRMGI Newsletter.
OPPORTUNITIES
The National Research Foundation of South Africa and TWAS promote science in developing countries through joint PhD fellowhsips. Deadline: 14 August.
 
 
 
 
 
Prizes and awards from The World Academy of Sciences recognize research excellence on critical regional and global issues. 
 
 
“All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas
and playing around with things.”
— Stephanie Kwolek, chemist, inventor of Kevlar and the only woman to hold the prestigious Lavoisier Medal for outstanding technical achievement"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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