the world academy of sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries
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Events at TWAS and elsewhere

January 2018

  • 15: Deadline to submit applications for the Fellowships for Threatened Scholars offered by IIE. The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) provides fellowships for professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries. Contact SRF@iie.org to learn how to refer a threatened scholar in need of assistance. Details on how to apply can be found here. To host an IIE-SRF scholar. To learn more about how to host an IIE-SRF scholar visit http://scholarrescuefund.org/hosts.

February 2018

  • 4: Deadline to apply for the ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for study at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya. Suitably qualified candidates will be able to follow a three-year doctoral training in insect and related sciences for development. For full details click here.
  • 9: Deadline to apply for the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from 21 to 25 May 2018. The workshop is organised by The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For full details click here.
  • 28: Deadline for nominations to the Embracing Challenge award offered by the journal Materials Today. The award aims to recognize researchers in the field of materials science and engineering who have overcome difficult circumstances to pursue their research career and are contributing meaningful insights in their particular field of investigation. For full details about terms and conditions click here.

March 2018

  • 31: Deadline to apply for the TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme allowing postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, to go on a ‘Cooperation Visit’ lasting three months to an institute in Germany. For full details about eligibility criteria and to apply online click here.

May 2018

  • 21-25: ASSAf-TWAS-AAAS workshop on scinece diplomacy in South Africa. For more information on the TWAS science diplomacy programme, please see http://twas.org/science-diplomacy
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