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TWAS-AREP 2023 Regional Science Diplomacy Workshop For Researchers

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) through the Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP), and TWAS Arab Regional Partner (AREP) are seeking candidates to participate in the regional workshop on Science Diplomacy for the Arab Region that will be held in hybrid format from 24 to 26 October 2023.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) through the Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP), and TWAS Arab Regional Partner (TWAS-AREP) are seeking candidates to participate in the Regional Workshop on Science Diplomacy for the Arab Region that will be held in hybrid format (partly online and partly in person in Alexandria, Egypt) from 24 to 26 October 2023.


TWAS-AREP Regional Science Diplomacy Workshop

Application DeadlineAugust 21, 2023
Country to studyEgypt
TypePostgraduate
SponsorThe World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of TWAS-AREP Regional Science Diplomacy Workshop

To strengthen the connection between scientists and governmental officials, policymakers and diplomats, applications to attend the workshop are being invited from ‘participant pairs’. Both should be living and/or working in the same country.

Requirements for TWAS-AREP Regional Science Diplomacy Workshop

To strengthen the connection between scientists and governmental officials, policymakers and diplomats, applications to attend the workshop are being invited from ‘participant pairs’. Both should be living and/or working in the same country.

Applicants should be Arab scientists and policy/decision makers who are living and working in developing countries.

The applicants in the ‘pair application’ should share some common interest in the areas of science, technology and innovation. However, it is not necessary that they work or have been working together in the past.

The ‘pair application’ will include:

Applicant: a Young Scientist (40 years or below) whose research and wider engagement have international policymaking implications or applications, and

Co-applicant: from the policymaking arena, working on science, technology, and innovation-related matters. This person should belong to one of the following categories:

  • A local or national government official.
  • A policymaker.
  • A diplomat.
  • A representative of an academy of sciences.
  • Civil servant.
  • A representative of a research funding institution.
  • Staff or expert working for and/or with an international (e.g. UN, NGOs or others organizations).

Application Documents

  1. Before applying make sure to prepare the below list of supporting documents that you need to submit along with your application:
    • Applicant: a Young Scientist (40 years or below)
      • A scanned copy of your passport, even if expired. Only the page with picture and personal details is required.
      • Curriculum vitae (CV).
      • Reference letters (at least one signed letter) addressed to the TWAS-AREP, for this workshop. Only signed reference letter(s) will be accepted.
      • Supporting statement (on official headed paper) by the head/director of the applicant's current employment.
    • Co-applicant: from the policymaking arena:
      • A scanned copy of your passport. Only the page with picture and personal details is required.
      • Curriculum vitae (CV).

Application Deadline

August 21, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) on twas-arep-sd.bibalex.org to apply

Before submitting, your "pair application” please consider the following points:

  1. Applicant pairs must have agreed in advance about their 'pair' applications.
  2. Applications that do not identify a Co-applicant will not be considered. Therefore, it is highly recommended to find a partner co-applicant BEFORE applying.
  3. You can submit the application only once. You cannot make changes to the application once it has been submitted.
  4. Application is in English. All submitted documents MUST be in English.

The completed application should be submitted via the online system which is accessible on AREP website HERE (see Apply button).

Ms. Israa Elfayoumi
Head, Researchers’ Support and Development Unit
Scientific Activities SectionCenter for Special Studies & Programs (CSSP)
Academic Research Sector
Library of Alexandria
Chatby 21526, Alexandria, Egypt
Email: [email protected]

Contact email:

[email protected]

For more details, visit TWAS-AREP website


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