Funded TWAS Visiting Expert Program in Science 2019-2020

The World Academy of Sciences
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Funded TWAS Visiting Expert Program in Science 2019-2020

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The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is offering the Visiting Expert Program for Ph.D. holders for a duration of 2-4 weeks in the field of Natural Sciences other than Physics and Mathematics 2019-2020. This program provides institutions and research groups in developing countries, especially the Least Developed Countries and those with limited outside contacts, with opportunities to establish long-term links with world leaders in areas of science other than mathematics and physics, and help develop capacity-building in their country.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The program supports visits of internationally renowned scientists to institutions located in developing countries, especially those located in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
  2. Under the program, prospective host institutions can invite internationally renowned experts in areas of science other than mathematics and physics to collaborate in research and training.
  3. The visiting expert will be expected to interact closely with faculty and students of the host institution with the aim of strengthening its existing activities and/or assisting in the establishment of new lines of research. 
  4. The visiting expert could also deliver lectures and seminars to research students, supervise students, conduct research and discuss future collaborative partnerships.
  5. The visit should have a minimum stay of two weeks at the host institution. 
  6. Applications to renew successful visits will be considered in the following year(s). 
  7. On completion of the visit, the visiting expert and the host institution should provide comprehensive reports outlining the impact the visit has had on the educational and research programs of the host institution.
  8. As the program is striving towards providing equal opportunities, nominations of women will be particularly welcomed. Only persons who have attained international recognition in their fields of science will be considered for support under this program.
  9. Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one program per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. 
  10. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programs. 
  11. One exception: the head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programs may still apply for another program.


TWAS will provide the Visiting Expert with the most direct economy class travel (round-trip) while the host institution is expected to cover local expenses.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Mid Career Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Other
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Required Documents
CV, others

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