2021 TWAS-IsDB Young Refugee and Displaced Scientists Programme for Women - Libya, Palestine, Syria, Yemen
The World Academy of Sciences (UNESCO-TWAS) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) launch the 2021 Young Refugee and Displaced Scientists Programme for Women from Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen.

The World Academy of Sciences (UNESCO-TWAS) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are seeking nominations for the Young Refugee and Displaced Scientists Programme for Women. The deadline for receiving applications is 2 August 2021.

The Programme is aimed at supporting talented young female scientists up to 40 years of age from Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen, who are refugees or displaced and have an excellent track record of publications. The programme fosters gender equality and supports the participation of displaced women in science. 

Candidates selected will be elected as TWAS Young Affiliates. The affiliateship status lasts for six years; in addition, the new Young Affiliates will be granted membership to the prestigious TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN).

During their six-year tenure Young Affiliates are, among other things, invited to attend the TWAS General Meetings, conferences and panels, and may receive invitations to the regional meetings of TWAS Fellows organized by the Regional Partners.  As members of TYAN, affiliates are invited to actively contribute to the Network, which offers access to many competitive opportunities such as the TYAN Collaborative Grants Awards, TYAN International Thematic Workshops, and the newly established TYAN Outreach Programme. Young Affiliates are also eligible for TWAS Awards. For details on the TWAS Young Affiliates Programme, visit: http://tyan.twas.org/

Candidates selected in the 2021 TWAS-IsDB Young Refugee and Displaced Scientists Programme for Women will also be able to take part in Science in Exile: this initiative aims to create a network of like-minded organizations that will work together to develop a global platform and roll out a coordinated advocacy campaign, in order to foster a cohesive response for the support and integration of refugee, displaced and at-risk scientists.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the 2021 TWAS-IsDB Young Refugee and Displaced Scientists Programme for Women from Lybia, Palestine, Syria and Yemen must be women only and:

1. Be up to 40 years of age on 1 January 2021.

2. Be a national, former national, or stateless person from Lybia, Palestine, Syria or Yemen.

2. Have been forced to leave her home country or city.

3. Have an excellent track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

To apply, please:

  1. Complete the form at: https://forms.office.com/r/gR1tKBmka6
  2. Send your CV and list of publications to displacedscientists@twas.org indicating in the email subject line: “Application TWAS-IsDB RDS Programme for Women”.

Applications with no CV and list of publications will be deemed ineligible.

The deadline for receiving applications is 2 August 2021 (11.59 p.m., Rome time).

For queries, please contact displacedscientists@twas.org

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