The research areas of this scholarship are: Grants are awarded to high-level promising research projects in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics carried out by research consortia (formed by one or two collaborating groups to work on a common problem and possibly located within the same country or region) in the 81 S&T-lagging countries identified by TWAS.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applying research consortia must be led by a principle investigator (PI) who is a national of a developing country, who holds a PhD and who has good research experience. (Note: The PI will be responsible for the coordination of the research, submission of requested documentation, management of the funds and reporting of the expenses. All TWAS correspondence will be with this ‘consortium PI’).
· Each member of the consortium should operate in a university or research institution in one of the 81 S&T
· lagging countries and should also be represented in the proposal by a PI. No age limit is applied to the consortia PIs.
· Applications from women scientists and those working in Least Developed Countries are especially encouraged.
· Individual young scientists or leaders of research units currently holding a TWAS Research Grant in the Basic Sciences are not eligible.
Benefits of the scholarship: Research Grants to research consortia amount to a maximum of USD20,000. The grants, which are normally provided for a period of 18 months, may be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables and specialized literature (textbooks and proceedings only). They do not cover salaries of researchers and/or students, field expenses, or travel expenses. In addition, the purchase of laptops and laboratory animals is not supported.
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Duration: The grants are normally provided for a period of 18 months.
Number of scholarships: Not Known