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TWAS 2021-2022 Visiting Expert Program for Young Scientists in Developing Countries

Applications are open for the TWAS Visiting Expert Program 2021/2022. The program supports visits of internationally renowned scientists to institutions located in developing countries, especially those located in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

The objective of the program is to provide institutions and research groups in developing countries, especially those with limited outside contacts, with the opportunity to establish long-term links with world leaders in science and so help develop capacity-building in their country.

Under the program, prospective host institutions can invite internationally renowned experts in areas of science other than mathematics and physics to collaborate in research and training. The visiting expert will be expected to interact closely with faculty and students of the host institution with the aim of strengthening its existing activities and/or assisting in the establishment of new lines of research. The visiting expert could also deliver lectures and seminars to research students, supervise students, conduct research and discuss future collaborative partnerships

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About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

TWAS The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. Through three decades, TWAS's mission has remained consistent: Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world; Respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology; Promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation; Encourage scientific r... read more


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TWAS Visiting Expert Program


Aim and Benefits of TWAS Visiting Expert Program

  • TWAS will provide the Visiting Expert with the most direct economy class travel (round-trip) while the host institution is expected to cover local expenses.

Requirements for TWAS Visiting Expert Program Qualification

  • Only persons who have attained international recognition in their fields of science will be considered for support under this program.
  • Nominations of women will be particularly welcomed.

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Documents Required for Application

  • Brief CV of the Visiting Expert (maximum 10 pages) and list of publications;
  • Letter from the Visiting Expert detailing the research and teaching program with which he/she could assist at the host institute (template available in the online form);
  • Supporting statement from the head of the host institution (template available in the online form).


Application Deadline

October 1, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) on onlineforms.twas.org to apply

For more details,vsit TWAS website



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