The World Academy of Sciences – Research and Project Grants

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) research grants fund several programmes that support researchers in developing countries, allowing them to purchase specialised equipment and consumable supplies as well as supporting Master of Science students.

The following grant programmes are currently open:

TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences: Individuals
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences: Groups
TWAS Research Grants Programme for Interdisciplinary Research: Collaborative Grants

This funding call is open to those in science and technology lagging countries as identified by TWAS.

Additional Information:

The call for new applications opens on 1 February 2024.

The deadline for applications is 3 April 2024.

TWAS grants currently come in four categories, each designed to assist different kinds of scientific projects and research needs. Depending on the grant, funds may be used for a different combination of purposes. This may include acquiring scientific equipment, consumable supplies, specialized literature, support for Master of Science degree students, participation in scientific conferences, and support for open access publishing fees.

The core mission of TWAS is to advance science in developing countries, and runs a flagship research grants programme that has been actively supporting researchers from the global South since 1986. 

The TWAS website contains much more detailed information on the eligibility and suitability criteria, what the funding covers and how to apply. Along with useful documents to aid your application. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact TWAS directly.

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