TWAS 2022 Basic Science Research Grants

TWAS 2022 Basic Science Research Grants Aiming to close the gap in science and technology development in developing nations, funds are provided to promising high-level research projects in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics conducted by individual scientists in one of the S&T-lacking countries designated by TWAS.

The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences was formed in response to the requirements of researchers in developing nations, particularly those who are affiliated with universities that lack adequate research facilities. TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences

About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

TWAS was created in 1983 by a prominent group of scientists from the developing world, led by Abdus Salam, a Pakistani physicist and Nobel winner who was also the organization’s first president. They shared the view that developing countries might develop the knowledge and skills necessary to address issues such as hunger, sickness, and poverty if they strengthened their scientific and engineering capabilities. The Academy received crucial backing from Italian scientists and political leaders right from the start of its existence. The Third World Academy of Sciences, as it was originally titled, was officially established in 1985 during a ceremony attended by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan… read more


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  • OrganisationThe World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
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  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline May 11, 2022

Aim and Benefits of TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences

  • TWAS Research Grants are awarded to high-level promising research projects in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics carried out by individual scientists in the S&T-lagging countries  (S&TLC) identified by TWAS.
  • Research Grants to individual scientists amount to a maximum of USD 20,000.
  • The grants, which are normally provided for a period of 24 months, may be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables and specialized literature (textbooks and proceedings only). They do not cover salaries of researchers and/or students, field expenses, or travel expenses. In addition, the purchase of laptops, tablets, drones and laboratory animals is not supported.

Requirements for TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences Qualification

  • Individual applicants must be nationals of developing countries. They must hold a PhD, be at the beginning of their careers, but already have some research experience. They must hold a position at a university or research institution in one of the S&TLCs and be 45 years of age and under.
  • Applicant must at the time of application NOT have an active research grant with TWAS or OWSD.
  • Applications from women scientists and those working in Least Developed Countries are especially encouraged.
  • You must submit a strong Research Proposal, you may find further information on how to write research proposals by visiting AuthorAID.
  • Individual scientists who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.

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Application Deadline

May 11, 2022

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