New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 3

Fri, May 04, 2018

TOP STORY: What happens to scientists when a war engulfs their country? They leave home and workplace and flee to save their lives, with a future of uncertainty ahead and the dream of going back home one day. "Science in Exile", a new TWAS documentary directed by Italian filmmaker Nicole Leghissa, portrays the poignant experience of four researchers – two women and two men – from Syria, Yemen and Iraq. Through their stories, we see the scientific and human dimensions of wartime tragedy.

Hurry! Scientists and research groups from S&T-lagging countries have until 11 May to submit projects and apply for a TWAS grant in basic sciences.

TWAS-Comstech grants support high-level projects devised by scientists in member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Deadline: 11 May.

Women researchers in scientifically lagging countries should apply for an OWSD PhD fellowship in IT, engineering and natural sciences. Deadline: 1 June.

Offering prizes to young scientists, TWAS helps scientific academies, councils and ministries to strengthen research in the South. Deadline: 1 June.

Early-career women with STEM PhDs may be eligible for novel support from OWSD and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Apply by 31 August.

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