TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme for Visiting Researchers

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TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme for Visiting Researchers

Designation/Position-  TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

In collaboration with UNESCO, TWAS invites application for TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme from eligible and interested candidates

About- 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. TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

Research/Job Area-  Natural sciences

Location-  Associateship countries

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Eligible nationality – Developing countries in the South

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree.

The selection of associates is highly competitive; appointments are made on the basis of merit.

Special consideration is given to scientists from isolated institutions in developing countries.

Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

Job/Position Description- 

  • In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centers of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centers regularly.
  • TWAS provides travel support for the associates and a contribution towards subsistence costs up to USD 300.00 per month while living expenses are covered by the host centers.
  • Appointments have a fixed duration of three years. During this time, the associate is entitled to visit the host center twice, for a period of 2 to 3 months each time.
  • Subject to the availability of funds, the appointment may be renewed for a further 3-year term.
  • The Associateship covers the associate’s travel expenses and a monthly contribution of USD300 towards incidental local expenses.
  • The host center covers accommodation and food and provides the research facilities.

How to Apply- 

Applicants must complete the online application.

While filling in the online application, applicants also need to upload the following documentation:

  • scanned copy of the applicant’s passport, even if expired (page with applicant’s name and surname);
  • supporting statement from Head of Home Institution;
  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae (no more than 4 pages);
  • the applicant’s full list of publications;
  • Ph.D. certificate;
  • two letters of recommendation by two referees, one of whom should be from an expert from another country;
  • a recent invitation letter – on the host institution’s letterhead paper – from one of the Institutions listed in the files available here. It should contain the proposed time of the visits (two to three months for each visit) and should refer to the proposed cooperation. It should be made evident that the applicant and the proposed host have been in contact regarding the scientific work to be done during the visit and that the conditions for conducting the work have been agreed in terms of the timing of the visit and the facilities available.

For Contact-

Last Date for Apply– 1 December 2020

See Position Details-

Official Website-

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