The World Academy of Sciences invites applications for the TWAS Research Professors in LDCs for the 2023/24 academic year.
The programme aims to provide institutions and research groups located in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) the opportunity to establish long-term links. These links will be established with TWAS members and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni. They will 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 LDCs. The appointment will be for one year 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.
Worth of Award
Economy class travel (round-trip) and any additional travel expenses incurred by the TWAS Research Professor will be provided by TWAS. There will also be a provision for an honorarium.
The host institution will be expected to cover local expenses.
Only TWAS Fellows and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni are eligible for appointment.
- Requests are accepted from research groups and scientific institutions in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
- This programme only provides support for visits of TWAS Members and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni to Least Developed Countries (LDCs).