TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences 2021 (USD 15,000)

Applications are welcome to the TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences generously supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Italian government.

The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities. Under this scheme, grants can be awarded for research projects in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics either to individual young researchers or to research units in the science-and-technology-lagging countries (S&TLC) identified by TWAS, to enable them to purchase the research facilities they need to enhance their productivity.

The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences aims to:

  • Reinforce and promote scientific research in basic sciences in developing countries;
  • Strengthen developing countries’ endogenous capacity in science;
  • Reduce the exodus of scientific talents from the South;
  • Build and sustain units of scientific excellence in S&TLC over a longer period to help them achieve a critical mass of highly qualified and innovative scientists capable of addressing real-life problems facing their countries.
Duration: 24 months

 Research Grants to individual scientists amount to a maximum of USD 15,000.

  • Individual applicants must be nationals of developing countries.
  • They must hold a PhD, be at the beginning of their careers, but already have some research experience.
  • They must hold a position at a university or research institution in one of the S&TLCs and be under 45 years of age.
  • Applicant must at the time of application NOT have an active research grant with TWAS or OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowship.
  • Applications from women scientists and those working in the least Developed Countries are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The potential candidate must submit a strong Research Proposal.
  • Individual scientists who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.
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Application Process

For detailed information on how to apply, click here.

Deadlines: April 14, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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