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).
About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease and poverty. From the start, the Academy had essential support from Italian scientists and political leaders.
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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.
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).
- 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)
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Functional and Structural Genomics
- 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
Checkout: 100 Study Abroad Frequently Asked Questions
Application DeadlineSeptember 9, 2020
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.
For more details, visit TWAS website.
- Applicants must provide evidence that they will return to their home country upon completion of their Fellowship.
- Applications for part-time visits will be considered ineligible.
- Incomplete/unsigned applications will not be accepted. Applications may be sent by email as attachments as long as pages with signatures are sent as scanned documents.
- Successful applicants must not take up other assignments during the period of their TWAS-SISSA-Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme.
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.