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TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme 2021 for Developing Countries

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme 2021 for Developing Countries: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) invites applications from researchers from developing countries for the TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme. The program aims to encourage competent scientist and researchers from developing countries excel in their field.

In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration. Almost 300 centres have been selected to participate in the Scheme.



Program Sponsor(s): TWAS-UNESCO

Program Location: Centres of excellence in the South (175 in Argentina and 98 in all other developing countries) – see list

Program Type: Associateship

Basic Requirement: PhD

Slots: Several.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Developing countries


 

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General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree.
  • The selection of associates is highly competitive; appointments are made on the basis of merit.
  • Special consideration is given to scientists from isolated institutions in developing countries.
  • Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

Program Benefits:

  • The Associateship covers the associate’s travel expenses and a monthly contribution of USD300 towards incidental local expenses.
  • The host centre covers accommodation and food, and provides the research facilities.

Duration of Program:

Appointments have a fixed duration of three years. During this time, the associate is entitled to visit the host centre twice, for a period of 2 to 3 months each time. Subject to the availability of funds, the appointment may be renewed for a further 3-year term.


 

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Application Procedures for the TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme 2021 for Developing Countries

How-to-Apply:

Applicants must complete the online application form by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link (below). While filling in the online application, applicants also need to upload the following documentation:

  • scanned copy of the applicant’s passport, even if expired (page with applicant’s name and surname);
  • supporting Statement from Head of Home Institution;
  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae (no more than 4 pages);
  • the applicant’s full list of publications;
  • PhD certificate;
  • two letters of recommendation by two referees, one of whom should be from an expert from another country;
  • a recent invitation letter – on the host institution’s letterhead paper – from one of the Institutions listed in the files available here.

Apply Now

Application Deadline: 1 December 2020

Visit the Official Website for Further Details


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  1. Youssoufou DAOUDA LABOT

    Thank you for sharing great informations

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