The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers fellowships for research and advanced training to young scientists in less developed countries to enable them to spend between six and twelve months at a research institution based in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of young promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster linkages for further collaboration. Applications must be received by Oct. 1.The fellowships may be given to young scientists working in any area of natural sciences. The fellowships are offered to young scientists (up to the age of 40 years) who have recently earned or are about to earn a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to young scientists based at institutions that lack adequate research facilities, particularly those in the least developed countries.
In general, the fellowships envisage a minimum stay of one month and a maximum of two to three months. Within the general programme, the academy has however, established a number of special joint schemes with Brazil, China, India, and Mexico for long-term visits of up to one year.
For more information:
TWAS Fellowships Office
c/o International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera 11
Trieste, Italy 34014