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TWAS-SISSA 2022 Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme for Developing Countries

TWAS, in collaboration with the Lincei Academy and SISSA, offers young scientists from Least Developed Countries the opportunity to visit research laboratories in Trieste, Italy, such as SISSA, to carry out research work in scientific fields within the SISSA portfolio (please see below and also in the application form). 

 Young scientists from Least Developed Countries who hold an MSc (or higher degree) can visit laboratories located in Trieste, Italy, such as SISSA, for three months to carry out collaborative research projects in Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Science Outreach as well as COVID-related projects and that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Eligible Field(s): Applications will only be considered if in the eligible fields indicated below. Research proposals must fall under the umbrella of sustainability science and thus be relevant to areas that support the SDGs (please see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org).

PHYSICS;

  •  Astroparticle Physics (APP)
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology (APC)
  •  Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter (CM)
  •  Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems (SBP) –
  •  Statistical Physics (SP)
  •  Theoretical Particle Physics (TPP)
  •  Data Science Excellence Department Initiative (DS)

NEUROSCIENCE;

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neurobiology
  • Functional and Structural Genomics

MATHEMATICS;

  • Geometry
  • Mathematical analysis
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Mathematical physics
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing
  • Data Science

SCIENCE OUTREACH;

  • please see:https://www.sissa.it/interdisciplinary-laboratory
  • COVID-related projects: please see: https://www.sissa.it/news/sissa-projects-and-covid-19

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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-SISSA Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme


Aim and Benefits of TWAS-SISSA Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme

  • The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, through TWAS, will cover travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Italy.
  • The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Requirements for TWAS-SISSA Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme Qualification

  • Applicants must be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Applicants must hold an MSc (or higher degree).
  • Applicants must be nationals of a Least Developed Country (please see the United Nations definition at https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/least-developed-country-category.html, as well as a list of eligible countries).
  • Applicants must hold a research position in a Least Developed Country.
  • Particular attention will be given to research projects that fall under the umbrella of sustainability science.
  • Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants already on site in the host country are not eligible.
  • Only applications in the scientific fields specified below and listed in the application form will be considered.

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Application Deadline

September 30, 2022


How to Apply

  • Fellowships are awarded by the Selection Committee on the basis of scientific merit.
  • Applications should be completed in English.
  • Applicants need to submit the complete application form duly signed and send it to the TWAS Secretariat. Applications may be sent by email as long as pages with signatures are sent as scanned documents. Incomplete/unsigned applications will NOT be accepted.
  • Material requested:
    1. the completed application form;
    2. copy of passport, even if expired (only the page with personal details is required);
    3. the applicant’s curriculum vitae;
    4. a statement on scientific interests and future plans for research in sustainability sciences in the home country explicitly referring to which SDGs contributions are likely to be made;
    5. full list of publications (do not enclose reprints of articles);
    6. copy of the MSc (or higher) certificate;
    7. a recent invitation letter obtained through SISSA which should contain the proposed time of the visit (3 months) and should refer to the proposed cooperation. It should be made evident that the applicant and the proposed host have been in contact regarding the scientific work to be done during the visit and that the conditions for conducting the work have been agreed in terms of the timing of the visit and the facilities available;
    8. recent letters of recommendation, which must be submitted separately to TWAS by two referees who are familiar with the applicant’s work. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted

For more details,visit TWAS website


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