Deadline: September 30, 2022
Young scientists from least developed countries who hold an MSc (or higher degree) can visit research laboratories at Centres of Excellence in Trieste, Italy, for three months to carry out collaborative research projects in the fields that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A South-North-South Circular Programme for Sustainable Development
UNESCO-TWAS, in collaboration with the Lincei Academy and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), offers young scientists from Least Developed Countries the opportunity to visit research laboratories at Centres of Excellence in Trieste, Italy. (For details, see below and in the application form.) Research proposals must fall under the umbrella of sustainability science and thus be relevant to areas that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, through UNESCO-TWAS, will cover travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Italy. The administration and financial operation of TWAS are undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.
Eligible host institutions are the following:
- International School for Advanced Studies – SISSA
- International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology – ICGEB
- National Institute for Nuclear Physics – INFN (only one host supervisor available: Prof. Andrea Vacchi)
- National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics – OGS
- University of Trieste
- University of Udine
- Materials Foundry-National Research Council – IOM-CNR
Only applications in the fields listed on their official site will be considered. Research proposals must be relevant to areas that support the SDGs
The purpose of these exchange fellowships is twofold:
- To enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career
- To catalyze the formation of research links for further collaboration.
- Applicants must be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year
- Applicants must hold an MSc (or higher degree)
- Applicants must be nationals of a least developed country
- Applicants must hold a research position in the least developed country
- Particular attention will be given to research projects that fall under the umbrella of sustainability science
- Women scientists are encouraged to apply
- Applicants already on site in the host country are not eligible
- Only applications in the scientific fields specified below and listed in the application form will be considered.
Eligible Regions: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia.