TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action

The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in collaboration with Elsevier Foundation invites applications for the TWAS – Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action.

The TWAS – Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action is a new programme in response to the dual need to support women’s well-being through capacity-building of female scientists and respond to the causes and consequences of climate change with concrete action-based projects, under the umbrella of the “climate action” SDG.

The TWAS – Elsevier Foundation Project Grants Programme for Gender Equity and Climate Action aims to:

  • Promote gender equality by creating opportunities for women in climate action projects that take them outside the lab, enabling them to deepen their scientific skills, while acquiring, through training, soft skills such as project management and leadership
  • Effectively transfer knowledge from scientific research to real-life scenarios for practical and tangible change under the umbrella of the “climate action” SDG.
  • Respond to and tackle communities’ needs in ways that are in line with the principles of sustainable development, focusing on the brunt of climatic changes.

However, the team leaders from the three winning groups will receive an invitation to an initial training workshop. In case travel restrictions due to the global COVID-19 pandemic allow, it will be a face to face training in Europe: the programme will cover the costs for flights, accommodation and food.

 Duration: 3 years

Grants:

The TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action ranges USD 24,000-25,000

Eligibility

The following criteria apply to be eligible for the TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action

  • Submission of an action-based project with a direct impact on the community of a scientifically and technologically lagging country, with a primary focus on climate action (SDG 13) and secondary focus on gender equality (SDG 5).
  • The principal applicant and project leader must be a woman scientist, holding a PhD, living and working in a scientifically and technologically lagging country, employed at a university or research institute.
  • There is no age limitation for this programme.
  • The principal applicant will work in group with up to four (4) additional secondary applicants, also women, who are either scientists or technical experts in a field relevant to the project, from any developing country.
  • The team must not include more than five (5) members in total.
  • Projects in any area with enough relevance to climate change and gender equality are eligible.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
  • Women working in particularly challenging circumstances are particularly welcome to apply.
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Application Process

  • A full budget in USD covering the whole duration of the project in Excel to be attached to the application form.
  • Necessary documentation to prove eligibility for the programme needs to be uploaded as an attachment to the application form:
    • Passport or National Identity Document (of Principal Applicant and all co-applicants)
    • PhD Certificate (for Principal Applicant only)
    • Proof of employment at the university or research institution (for Principal Applicant only)
    • A partnership declaration signed by all team members

To apply for TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action, click here

Deadline: May 19, 2022.

For more information on TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action, visit the official site.

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