TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme at Centres of Excellence in the South
In cooperation with UNESCO, TWAS instituted a joint AssociateshipScheme in 1994 in collaboration with several Centres of Excellence inthe South to enable active researchers from the South to visit thesecentres regularly. Currently over one hundred centres are participatingin this scheme (see list of centres below, under "Application Form").
The aim of the scheme is to counteract the braindrain by alleviating the problem of isolation of talented scientists indeveloping countries, and strengthen the research programmes of Centresof Excellence in the South.
Within this scheme, a number of associates will beselected for each of the collaborating Centres from among the mosteminent and promising researchers in developing countries, working inthe fields of interest of each centre. The selection will be highlycompetitive and the appointment will be made on the basis of merit.Special consideration will be given to scientists from isolatedinstitutions in developing countries.
The appointment will be made for a fixed period of three years, during which the associate is entitled to visit the Centre twice for a period of two to three months each time.Subject to the availability of funds, the appointment may be renewedfor a further term of three years. During the visit the associate maypursue his/her own research interests and/or collaborate with theresearch teams at the Centre in programmes of common interest. Theassociateship will cover travel and provide a small contribution of US$ 300.00 per month towards incidental local expenses. The host centre will cover accommodation and food and provide all the necessary research facilities.
The scheme is supported by a grant provided by UNESCO and the Dipartimento per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and funds from the OPEC Fund for International Development.
Associates of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) are not eligible for these appointments.
Applications for TWAS Associateships should include:
- the completed application form (see below);
- the applicant's curriculum vitae, and
- the applicant's full list of publications.
- In addition, letters of recommendation must be submitted separately to TWAS by two referees, one of whom should be an expert from another country.
They must reach the TWAS Secretariat by 1 December of each year at the following address:
Ms. Helen Grant
TWAS, c/o ICTP
Strada Costiera 11
Fax: +39 040 224559
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