TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences

Posted: April 6, 2017 in Apr-Jun Deadline, Biology, Chemistry, Europe, Italy, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Researcher
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The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences. The grant was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities. The programme is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Italian government.

Subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Target audience:

  • individual young researchers or to research units in the science-and-technology-lagging countries (S&TLC) identified by TWAS

Country where tenable: Science- and technology-lagging countries

Duration: 24 months


  • Applicant must hold PhD and must have good research experience and must be part of research unit and be a national of a developing country. 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.
  • Research unit leaders who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.

How to apply:

  • Apply online
  • 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
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Fellowship Level Grants
Country Italy
Subject areas Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Fellowship amount USD 30,000
Eligibility Open to developing countires
Deadline 11 May 2017


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