TWAS Plus - Vol. 10 No. 1 - February 2024


TWAS joined MAECI’s #TogetherfortheSDGs campaign and the ‘Trieste: Science for the 2030 Agenda’ event with MAECI Deputy Minister Edmondo Cirielli. More


Career-boosting fellowships in Türkiye
Fellowship programmes for postgraduate students in the sciences are available through a programme by TWAS and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK). Deadline: 26 February. More

Discover the PhD programme in Pakistan
Pursue a PhD in natural sciences and engineering through the TWAS-Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) of Pakistan programme. Young scientists from Least Developed Countries and women are encouraged to apply. Deadline: 13 March. More

Thinking of a PhD in biotech?
Looking for a PhD in biotechnology? Explore the opportunity offered by a joint programme of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of India’s Ministry of Science and Technology and TWAS. Deadline: 19 March. More

Pursue a postdoc career in Türkiye
PhD holders may pursue competitive postdoctoral studies in the sciences by applying for a Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK)-TWAS fellowship. Deadline: 26 February. More

Postdoc fellowships available in India
TWAS and the Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science and Technology of India offer a fellowship programme for foreign bioscience or biotechnology PhD holders from developing countries. Deadline: 19 March. More

Find career opportunities in Brazil
Apply for a TWAS-FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellowship in Brazil and work in all areas of the sciences. Candidates should apply within seven years from obtaining their PhD. Deadline: 29 March. More

Applications are open

TWAS research grants programmes supported by Sida are now actively seeking applications. The deadline for every programme is 3 April 2024. Applicants must be from one of 66 science-and-technology-lagging countries identified by TWAS. More

  • Grants for individuals in the basic sciences. More
  • Grants for research groups in the basic sciences. More
  • Grants for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. More
  • Grants for maintenance. More

Honouring results in economics
Nominate an outstanding economics scientist who has given stand-out input in his/her field, or to the application of economic sciences to sustainable development. The 2024 TWAS-Siwei Cheng Award in Economic Sciences is seeking candidates. Deadline: 5 April. More

Rewarding scientific excellence
TWAS awards top-notch scientists living and working in developing countries for at least 10 years. Candidates have given remarkable contribution to scientific knowledge or applied science and technology to sustainable development. Deadline: 5 April. More

TWAS chemistry award seeking nominations
The call is open towards bestowing the 2024 edition of the TWAS-Atta-ur-Rahman Award in Chemistry. TWAS members, science academies and institutions may submit a nomination. Deadline: 10 May. More

Honouring women scientists from countries lagging in S&T
TWAS is seeking nominations to bestow the 2024 Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi award in chemistry, mathematics, physics or engineering sciences. Candidates are women scientists from the science and technology-lagging countries identified by TWAS. Deadline: 10 May. More

Seeking outstanding women biologists
Women scientists with impressive results in biology may be nominated for the TWAS-Abdool Karim Award in Biological Sciences. Scientists must be from a least developed country in Africa. Deadline: 10 May. More

Awarding science that cares for sustainability
The TWAS-Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award bestows women scientists from Least Developed Countries for their impactful results on the environment and biodiversity. Deadline: 10 May. More

Rewarding achievements in life sciences
The TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science awards young scientists from developing countries for their achievements in life sciences. Deadline: 10 May. More

Mathematicians to award  
Outstanding mathematicians working and living in Africa or the Arab region may be nominated for the TWAS-Mohammad A. Hamdan Award. The mathematical work can be related to pure, applied, probability and statistical mathematics. Deadline: 10 May. More


Seven women-led teams received support from the Elsevier Foundation and TWAS to develop gender equity and climate action projects in the global South. More

What is Science diplomacy? Learn about this fast-growing field that offers tools to solve global problems by increasing international cooperation. More

Supporting women scientists is a core tenet of TWAS mission. Read about women-oriented TWAS-programmes, including grants funded by Sida, Elsevier Foundation and BMBF. More

Learn about PhD and postdoctoral TWAS fellowship programmes, and find the opportunity that best suits you. More

In a public event held in the Italian city of Trieste, TWAS joined ICTP to celebrate the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science. More


Read TYAN Chair Franco Cabrerizo's commentary about TYAN's inception, challenges and achievements during the first seven years of activity of this international network. More

Don't miss the 15th TYAN International Thematic Workshop on scientific partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean, on 4-6 March in La Paz, Bolivia. Deadline: 25 February. More

Are you ready for the 2nd TYAN Summer School scheduled for 11-15 March in La Paz, Bolivia? Don't miss the five engaging topics ranging from food technology to biospectroscopy and more. Deadline: 29 February. More



IAP and the International Science Council have issued a joint statement on protecting the autonomy of national academies of science. More

Follow the 19 March IAP webinar on 'Removing Barriers that Hinder Global Scientific Exchange and Collaboration'. Registration is required. More

IAP hosted a side-event session at COP28 in Dubai exploring policies for the nexus of climate change and health, also releasing a policy brief. More

28 women from the developing world received 2023 OWSD Early Career Fellowships to establish international research centers at institutions across the global South. More

A study finds evidence that OWSD PhD fellows help to build research networks when coming from countries with high gender equity. More

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and the International Women's Day, OWSD announced a month-long series of activities organised worldwide. More

Apply for grants to visit ICTP's High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics section between July to December 2024, for up to 3 months. Deadline: 15 March. More

APS-EPS-ICTP Travel Award Fellowships support research visits to laboratories in Europe, North America, or an advanced developing country. Deadline: 31 March. More

ICTP STEP fellowships allow PhD students to visit ICTP or a collaborating institute for 3- to 6- months each year for 3 successive years. Deadline: 15 April. More

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Screenshot of TWAS Presidents's video

TWAS President launches celebrations for the Academy’s 40th Anniversary.

"Open science plays a crucial role in shaping SDG-aligned research. It can also catalyze collaboration, the democratization of information, informed decision-making, the visibility and impact of research—and through these key ingredients, it makes progress possible."

Franco Cabrerizo,
Chair, TWAS Young Affiliates Network

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