Deadline: November 3, 2020

Applications are open for the TWAS Research Professors in LDCs Programme 2020/2021. The objective of the programme is to provide institutions and research groups located in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) with the opportunity to establish long-term links with TWAS members to assist in research activities and advanced training and so help develop the local scientific capacities needed.

Within the framework of the programme, a number of TWAS Members will be offered appointments as TWAS Research Professors in Least Developed Countries. The appointment will normally be for a period of five years, during which the TWAS Research Professor will be expected to visit the host institution three times for a minimum stay of one month each time. Both the TWAS Research Professor and the host institution will be expected to provide comprehensive reports on completion of each visit.

The TWAS Research Professor will be expected to interact closely with members of the host institution with the aim of strengthening its existing activities and/or assisting in the establishment of new lines of research. The TWAS Research Professor may also be requested to deliver a series of topical lectures and seminars to research students.


  • Economy class travel (round-trip) and any additional travel expenses incurred by the TWAS Research Professor will be provided by TWAS as well as an honorarium. The host institution will be expected to cover local expenses.


  • Requests are accepted from research groups and scientific institutions in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
  • This programme only provides support for visits of TWAS Members to Least Developed Countries (LDCs).


Once the application is complete, make sure you submit it in order to be considered for selection. Once the application has been submitted you will not be able to update, modify or delete it. You will only be able to view it.

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For more information, visit TWAS.

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