The TWAS Research Professors Programme 2023
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a merit-based science academy established for developing countries, unifying 1,000 scientists in some 70 countries. Its main aim is to enhance scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in developing countries. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.
For the TWAS Research Professors Programme 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 duration of two to four weeks. TWAS offers travel support while living expenses are covered by the host center.
NB: Only TWAS Fellows and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni are eligible for appointment. Application requests need to be submitted by research groups/scientific institutions in LDCs.
- Open to institutions and research groups based 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.
- Economy class travel (round-trip) and any additional travel expenses incurred by the TWAS Research Professor will be granted by TWAS as well as an honorarium. The host institution will be expected to cover local expenses.
- The TWAS Research Professor will need 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.
Application Deadline: December 4, 2023