Funding opportunity for researchers from developing countries – the TWAS- UNESCO Associateship Scheme. Visits to centres of excellence in the South for research collaboration will be funded. Deadline for the application is 1 December 2012!

Researchers from developing countries receive funding to visit participating centres of excellence in the South for research collaboration. An associate is appointed for three years during which s/he can visit a selected centre twice for 2-3 months each time. Over 100 centres participate in the scheme.

TWAS provides travel support for the associates and a contribution towards subsistence costs up to USD300 per month while living expenses are covered by the host centres.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree. Special consideration is given to scientists from isolated institutions in developing countries. Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

Attached please find the application form. More information, including the list of participating centres, can be found at: