Due Date: June 28, 2019

Applications for the TWAS-IAP Workshop on Policy and Diplomacy for Researchers 2019 are now open. The goal of the workshop is to raise awareness amongst young researchers on the policy and diplomacy elements that belong to making use of chemicals in numerous clinical disciplines, consisting of chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and other associated fields.

In specific, researchers will be upgraded on the Chemical Defense Convention and other worldwide treaties and regulative tools governing the transfer and usage of chemicals. Elements connected to sustainability, principles, and obligation in research study practices, in addition to security and security standards and requirements in science, will likewise be attended to. The supreme objective of the occasion will be to bridge the space in between researchers and policymakers and to promote the adoption of accountable and sustainable practices by researchers in low- and middle-income Member States of the OPCW.

Program Material

The five-day workshop will consist of theoretical lectures and interactive sessions on the following subjects:

  • The work of worldwide organisations in the promo and control of the science and innovation (S&T) and commercial activities in chemical and biochemical sciences, and associated guidelines enforced by the worldwide treaties;-LRB- ***************).
  • The effect of advancements in S&T on worldwide security and on the application of worldwide treaties;-LRB- ***************).
  • Science guidance and science diplomacy;-LRB- ***************).
  • The principle of sustainability in commercial and research study activities;-LRB- ***************).
  • Problems connected to the numerous usages of science;-LRB- ***************).
  • Principles in science and accountable research study practices; and
  • A research study trip on a picked subject.

The workshop will accommodate an optimum of 25 individuals who will be picked based upon their certifications and experience.


  • The expense of tuition for all individuals will be covered by the Secretariat.
  • Around 20 picked individuals will get sponsorship from the Secretariat, covering worldwide travel, medical and travel insurance coverage, and an everyday subsistence allowance.


  • Open to people who have a PhD in lives sciences (for instance chemistry, biology, physics, geology) or associated engineering from an acknowledged university or organization;-LRB- ***************).
  • Are residents of low- or middle-income OPCW Member States. The list is readily available HERE;-LRB- ***************).
  • Have actually been operating in the field of used chemical or biochemical or associated sciences (research study, academic community, or market) for a minimum of 5 years; and
  • Are young researchers at the start of their clinical profession, i.e. who have actually gotten their PhD within the past 10 years and who are under the age of 40 years;-LRB- ***************).
  • The workshop will be performed in English. Individuals should for that reason have a strong command of both composed and spoken English.
  • Female prospects are particularly motivated to use;-LRB- ***************).
  • Self-sponsored individuals are motivated to use.


Candidates are welcomed to finish the application through Eventus, the OPCW occasion management system Candidates should initially produce an account and after that sign up for the occasion. Candidates who, for technical factors, are unable to send their applications online by means of Eventus are asked for to finish and send out the recommendation and application by means of e-mail accessory to [email protected], with the name of the occasion plainly suggested in the subject line of the message.

For additional information, go to TWAS-IAP Workshop

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