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TWAS Research Professors 2023 for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Applications for TWAS Research Professors are now open!

When is the Application Deadline:

12th December 2022

Tell Me About TWAS Research Professors:

A number of TWAS Fellows will be offered appointments as TWAS Research Professor for a period of five years, during which he/she will be expected to visit the host institution in a LDC three times for a minimum stay of one month each time. TWAS provides travel support while living expenses are covered by the host centre. NB: Only TWAS Fellows are eligible for appointment. Requests need to be submitted by research groups/scientific institutions in LDCs.

Research Professors

The objective of the programme is to provide institutions and research groups located in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) with the opportunity to establish long-term links with TWAS members to assist in research activities and advanced training and so help develop the local scientific capacities needed.

Within the framework of the programme, a number of TWAS Members will be offered appointments as TWAS Research Professor in Least Developed Countries. The appointment will normally be for a period of five years, during which the TWAS Research Professor will be expected to visit the host institution three times for a minimum stay of one month each time. Both the TWAS Research Professor and the host institution will be expected to provide comprehensive reports on completion of each visit.

Economy class travel (round-trip) and any additional travel expenses incurred by the TWAS Research Professor will be provided by TWAS as well as an honorarium. The host institution will be expected to cover local expenses.

The TWAS Research Professor will be expected to interact closely with members of the host institution with the aim of strengthening its existing activities and/or assisting in the establishment of new lines of research. The TWAS Research Professor may also be requested to deliver a series of topical lectures and seminars to research students.

TWAS is a pioneering, merit-based academy focused on scientific excellence in the developing world. Only scientists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science in the developing world can be nominated as TWAS Fellows. Those elected hold permanent membership.

Which Fields are Eligible?

Natural sciences

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Research

Who can apply for TWAS Research Professors?

  • Requests are accepted from research groups and scientific institutions in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
  • This programme only provides support for visits of TWAS Members to Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Which Countries are Eligible?

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Angola
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Benin
  5. Bhutan
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Burundi
  8. Cambodia
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Comoros
  12. Congo, Dem. Rep.
  13. Djibouti
  14. Eritrea
  15. Ethiopia
  16. Gambia
  17. Guinea
  18. Guinea-Bissau
  19. Haiti
  20. Kiribati
  21. Lao PDR
  22. Lesotho
  23. Liberia
  24. Madagascar
  25. Malawi
  26. Mali
  27. Mauritania
  28. Mozambique
  29. Myanmar
  30. Nepal
  31. Niger
  32. Rwanda
  33. Sao Tome and Principe
  34. Senegal
  35. Sierra Leone
  36. Solomon Islands
  37. Somalia
  38. South Sudan
  39. Sudan
  40. Tanzania
  41. Timor-Leste
  42. Togo
  43. Tuvalu
  44. Uganda
  45. Yemen
  46. Zambia

Where will Award be Taken?

Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of TWAS Research Professors?

Economy class travel (round-trip) and any additional travel expenses incurred by the TWAS Research Professor will be provided by TWAS as well as an honorarium. The host institution will be expected to cover local expenses.

The TWAS Research Professor will be expected to interact closely with members of the host institution with the aim of strengthening its existing activities and/or assisting in the establishment of new lines of research. The TWAS Research Professor may also be requested to deliver a series of topical lectures and seminars to research students.

How Long will the Program Last?

min 1 month

How to Apply for TWAS Research Professors:

Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: the head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.

You can save, retrieve and update your application as many times as you want before submitting it. Once the application is complete, make sure you submit it in order to be considered for selection. Once the application has been submitted you will not be able to update, modify or delete it. You will only be able to view it.

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