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Calls for 2024 TWAS Young Affiliates are open

Calls for 2024 TWAS Young Affiliates are open

Early-career scientists can gain connections and opportunities through TWAS

Every year, TWAS’s Regional Partners select up to 25 scientists younger than 40 as Young Affiliates. The honour is given to researchers from developing nations who show potential for a high-impact career. During their six-year tenures, Young Affiliates build networks with other affiliates and with elected TWAS Fellows and attend international conferences such as the TWAS General Meeting.

To be eligible for selection, researchers must:

  • 40 or younger as of 1 January of the year in which they are selected;
  • have been living and working in a developing country for at least the preceding three years;
  • have an excellent track record of at least 10 international publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Interested scientists should contact the TWAS Regional Partner in their region by following the guidelines below. Countries served by each partner are available here

Tip: To learn more about how Young Affiliates are chosen, see our guide to the Affiliates programme.

TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
at the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in Pretoria, South Africa

Deadline: 15 June 2024

Contact person: Kholani Mbhiza,

TWAS Arab Regional Partner (TWAS-AREP)
at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt

Call opens: 25 March 2024

Deadline: 20 May 2024

Contact email:

Nominations can only be submitted here.

TWAS Central and South Asia Regional Partner (TWAS-CASAREP)
at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India

Deadline: 30 April 2024


TWAS East and South-East Asia and the Pacific Regional Partner (TWAS-SAPREP)
at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China

Deadline: 30 August 2024

Contact person: Ms. Dongyao Wang,

TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)
at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio de Janeiro

Call opens: 16 May 2024

Deadline: 24 June 2024

Contact person: Kenya Carvalho,


Regulations for the selection of Young Affiliates are available here.