OPCW regional workshop India: Call for nominations

Fri, August 31, 2018

Following two workshops of this kind (2016 in Pretoria, South Africa, and 2017 in Trieste, Italy), the OPCW Technical Secretariat will organise the third edition of workshops on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences” in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) - the Indian National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention - and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) of India, and with support from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). The workshop is offered to young scientists from Asian Member States and will be held in New Delhi, India, from 30 October to 2 November 2018.

The objective of the workshop is to raise awareness among young scientists on the policy and diplomacy aspects that are related to the use of chemicals in various scientific disciplines, including chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and other related fields.

The call for nominations is now open until 27 September.

The workshop is open to those who:
(a) have a PhD in natural sciences (for example chemistry, biology, physics, geology) or related engineering from a recognised university or institution;
(b) are citizens of OPCW Member States in the Asian Region;
(c) have been working in the field of applied chemical or biochemical or related sciences (research, academia, or industry) for at least five years; and
(d) are young scientists at the beginning of their scientific career.
For more information on the event and the nominations, please see here.
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