TWAS 2023 Research Professors in LDCs: (Deadline 4 December, 2023)

TWAS 2023 Research Professors in LDCs: (Deadline December, 2023)

A number of TWAS Fellows and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni will be offered appointments as TWAS Research Professors for one year, during which he/she will visit the host institution in a LDC for a period of two to four weeks. TWAS provides travel support while living expenses are covered by the host centre. NB: Only TWAS Fellows and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni are eligible for appointment. Requests need to be submitted by research groups/scientific institutions in LDCs.

About 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 Third World Academy of Sciences, as it was first known, was inaugurated officially in 1985 during a ceremony attended by UN Secretary-

Research Professors in LDCs

  • Type Fellowship
  • Organisation The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
  • Country to study
  • School to study
  • Course to studyNot specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline December, 2023

Aim and Benefits of Research Professors in LDCs

Economy class travel (round-trip) and any additional travel expenses incurred by the TWAS Research Professor will be provided by TWAS as well as an honorarium. The host institution will be expected to cover local expenses.

The TWAS Research Professor will be expected to interact closely with members of the host institution with the aim of strengthening its existing activities and/or assisting in the establishment of new lines of research. The TWAS Research Professor may also be requested to deliver a series of topical lectures and seminars to research students.

Requirements for Research Professors in LDCs Qualification

The objective of the programme is to provide institutions and research groups located in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) with the opportunity to establish long-term links with TWAS members and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni to assist in research activities and advanced training and so help develop the local scientific capacities needed.

Within the framework of the programme, a number of TWAS Members and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni will be offered appointments as TWAS Research Professors in Least Developed Countries. The appointment will be for one year and during which the TWAS Research Professor will be expected to visit the host institution for a period of two to four weeks. Both the TWAS Research Professor and the host institution will be expected to provide a comprehensive report on completion of the visit.

Application Deadline

December 4, 2023

How to Apply

For more details, visit Official link

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