Visiting Researchers

TWAS collaborates with hundreds of scientific institutions to give researchers from the developing world the chance to travel to other countries and pursue collaborative research for up to a year. These visiting researchers get an important opportunity to form international links with colleagues while raising the profile of their home country in their field. Both the host institutions and the Academy provide financial support. 

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Young scientists from least developed countries who hold an MSc (or higher degree) can visit research laboratories at Centres of Excellence in Trieste, Italy, for three months to carry out collaborative research projects in the fields that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The deadline is closed
Partner Organizations
  • Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • SISSA – Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
  • Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • SISSA – Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
Hosting Countries
Eligible nationality
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
3 months
Field
Please see specific fields outlined below
Age limit
40

TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration.

The call is closed
Partner Organizations
-
Hosting Countries
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
3-12 months
Field
Natural sciences
Age limit
None

Postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, can go on a ‘Cooperation Visit’ lasting three months to an institute in Germany.

Deadline
Partner Organizations
  • German Research Foundation
  • German Research Foundation
Hosting Countries
Eligible nationality
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
3 months
Field
All academic fields
Age limit
None

In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration. Almost 300 centres have been selected to participate in the Scheme.

The call is closed
Partner Organizations
-
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
2-3 months
Field
Natural sciences
Age limit
None