the world academy of sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries


PhD and Postdoctoral Research fellowships are crucial for building scientific strength in developing countries.


  • The 2016 call for applications for the CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship is now closed.
  • The results for the 2016 CAS-TWAS President's fellowship are now available here:
  • Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year from among the programmes offered by TWAS. 


Click the links below to get an overview of all fellowship opportunities, both for postgraduates wishing to earn a PhD (PhD fellowships), and for those candidates interested in postdoctoral fellowships.

Research Grants
Funding helps researchers in the developing world to purchase lab equipment and supplies.

TWAS funds several programmes that provide grants to researchers in some developing countries for specialized equipment, consumable supplies and Master of Science students. The grant money goes to individual scientists, research groups and consortia.

Please note: Effective in 2016, the new deadline for TWAS research grant applications is 31 May.


Scientific Meetings
Grants support high-level international and regional scientific meetings in developing countries.

TWAS offers financial assistance to the organizers of international and regional scientific conferences, workshops, symposia and special meetings in the developing world. 

Prizes and Awards
TWAS honours are among the most prestigious given for research in the developing world.

TWAS has long recognized that prizes and awards provide an incentive for scientists to do their best work, while winning global recognition. They range from the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, which celebrates the very best research in the South, to prizes awarded to early-career scientists already making impressive contributions to their field.

Visiting Scientists
Share your projects and your expertise in developing nations as a visiting researcher or professor.
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