TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

Grant / Award in Natural Science
  • Apply Before : December 29, 2019

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 9965
  • Degree PH.DResearch
  • Fields of study Natural Science
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

In cooperation with UNESCO in 1994, TWAS instituted an associateship scheme to help counteract the brain drain affecting in many developing countries, the program supports the researchers to visit regularly the centers of excellence in the south, the program provides the accommodation and food, travel expenses, research facilities and monthly payment of 300 Dollar for three years to the applicants to perform their research, this is a competitive program and those who have a Ph.D. are highly encouraged to apply.

More details:

Deadline: 2 December 2019

Hosting countries: associateship countries

Supporting Organizations: TWAS institutions

Duration: 3 years

Visiting duration of the host institutions: 2-3 Months, twice a year

Fields: Natural sciences

Type of the program: Research 

Benefits of the program:

  • Monthly payment $ 300
  • Living expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Research facilities
  • Accommodation and food


  • Applicants must have at least a Ph.D. degree or equivalent
  • Applicants must be from one of the developing countries
  • The high consideration will be given to the women

Required documents:

  • Scanned copy of the first page of the passport
  • Support statement form the head of the home institution
  • Curriculum vitae up to 4 pages
  • List of publications
  • The Ph.D. certificate
  • Two recommendation letters (one of the recommendation letters should from an expert in another country).
  • Invitation letter with the below criteria:
    • Letterhead of the host institution
    • Proposed time of the visits
    • Must be clear that the host institute and the applicants are in contact
  • Find the list of host institutes here 

How to apply:

  • Applicants advised applying only to one program per the calendar year
  • Find a host institute and get a recent invitation letter
  • Fill the online application form

Apply NOW 

for more information, please visit the program website 

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