TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme at Centres of Excellence in the South

Closing date: 1 December yearly

In cooperation with UNESCO, TWAS in 1994 instituted the 'associateship scheme' to help counteract the brain drain affecting many developing countries. The programme envisages regular visits by researchers from developing countries at centres of excellence in the South. Over 100 centres of excellence in the South have agreed to participate in the programme, which is supported with funds from UNESCO, the government of Italy, and the OPEC Fund for International Development. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The selection of associates is highly competitive; appointments are made on the basis of merit. Special consideration is given to scientists from isolated institutions in developing countries. Appointments have a fixed duration of three years. During this time, the associate is entitled to visit the host centre twice, for a period of two to three months each time. Subject to the availability of funds, the appointment may be renewed for a further threeyear term. The associateship covers the associate's travel expenses and a monthly contribution of US$300 towards incidental local expenses. The host centre covers accommodation and food, and provides the research facilities.

Contact Information:

TWAS Associateships c/o ICTP
Strada Costiera 11
34014 Trieste, Italy
Phone: + 39 040 2240-387
Fax: + 39 040 224559