Under this scheme, grants are awarded to high-level promising research projects in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics carried out by either individual scientists or research units in the 80 S&T-lagging countries (S&TLCs) identified by TWAS.
The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences was established in response to the needs of promising young researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities.
Under this scheme, grants are awarded to individual researchers and research units in 80 science-and-technology-lagging countries (S&TLC) to enable them to purchase the research facilities they need to enhance their productivity.
The programme aims to:
The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences complements that of the International Foundation for Science (IFS).
The two organizations maintain close contact to ensure the complementarity of the two schemes and to avoid duplication.
The programme is generously supported by the Department for Research Cooperation (SAREC) of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Italian government.
The Sida-SAREC contribution is mainly intended to support research proposals from African countries and other developing countries in dire need of basic research tools.
Individual scientists and research unit leaders who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.
Deadline: 31st August.
For more grants information and application, see: TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences Website
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