The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting Applications to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities.

Donor Name: The World Academy of Science (TWAS)
Fund name: TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Groups)

Funding brief: The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities. Under this scheme, grants can be awarded for research projects in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics either to individual young researchers or to research units in the science-and-technology-lagging countries (S&TLC) identified by TWAS, to enable them to purchase the research facilities they need to enhance their productivity.

Goals: The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences aims to:
Reinforce and promote scientific research in basic sciences in developing countries;
Strengthen developing countries’ endogenous capacity in science;
Reduce the exodus of scientific talents from the South;
Build and sustain units of scientific excellence in S&TLC over a longer period to help them achieve a critical mass of highly qualified and innovative scientists capable of addressing real-life problems facing their countries.

Grant Type:
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Individuals) (http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-research-grants-programme-basic-sciences-individuals )
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Groups) (http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-research-grants-programme-basic-sciences-groups )
TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants (http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-comstech-joint-research-grants )

Deadline: 11th, May, 2017

Funding details link: http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-research-grants-programme-basic-sciences-groups

Budget limit:
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Individuals): Research Grants to individual scientists amount to a maximum of USD 15,000.
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Groups): Research Grants to research units amount to a maximum of USD 30,000.
TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants: A Research Grant amounts to a maximum of USD 15,000.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: The grants, which are normally provided for a period of 24 months

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Individuals):
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 under 45 years of age.
Applications from women scientists and those working in Least Developed Countries are especially encouraged.
Individual scientists who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.

TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Groups):
Applying research units must be led by a renowned researcher who is a national of a developing country, who holds a PhD and who has good research experience. The research unit should operate within a university or a research institution in one of the S&TLCs and should include a minimum of the Principle Investigator (group leader), plus at least two PhD-qualified researchers and a number of PhD and MSc students, technicians, etc. There is no age limit for unit leaders.
Each applicant must have at least one MSc student under his/her supervision.
Applications from women scientists and those working in Least Developed Countries are especially encouraged.
Research unit leaders who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.

TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants:
Individual applicants must be nationals of OIC member states, with a PhD and some research experience, but at the beginning of their careers. They should hold positions at universities or research institutions in one of the OIC countries. As a general rule, the grants are awarded to competent scientists under the age of 40 years.
Scientists who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.

Submission mail: Not Found

Other important link:
Apply: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/35
Guideline:
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Individuals): http://twas.org/sites/default/files/research_grant/twas_research_grants_individual_guidelines_0.doc
  ● TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Groups): http://twas.org/sites/default/files/research_grant/twas_research_grants_group_guidelines_0.doc
  ● TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants: http://twas.org/sites/default/files/research_grant/twas_research_grants_comstech_guidelines_0.doc
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC): http://www.oic-oci.org/states/?lan=en
Science-and-technology-lagging countries (S&TLC): http://twas.org/node/2329

How to apply:
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Individuals):
  ● TWAS Research Grant applications can ONLY be submitted online now by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab at the bottom of the website (http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/35).
Please note that a researcher may only submit one application at a time and for only one kind of grant (either as an individual applicant, as a research unit or COMSTECH). Applicants cannot apply for other TWAS programmes i.e. Postdoctoral, Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher programme within the same year in order to be present in their home country throughout the duration of the grant.

TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Groups):
TWAS Research Grant applications can now be submitted online by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab at the bottom of the website (http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/35).
Please note that a researcher may only submit one application at a time and for only one kind of grant (as an individual applicant, as a research unit or COMSTECH). Applicants cannot apply for other TWAS programmes i.e. Postdoctoral, Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher programme within the same year in order to be present in their home country throughout the duration of the grant.

TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants:
  ● TWAS Research Grant applications can ONLY be submitted online now by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab at the bottom of the website (http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/35).
  ● Please note that a researcher may only submit one application at a time and for only one kind of grant (as an individual applicant, as a research unit or COMSTECH).

 

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