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Comeptition name:
TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences
Name of institution:
TWAS grant announcement
Type of financial institution:
Type of financing:
Funding amount:
Less than USD 50K
Funding for:
Individual Scientists and Research Units in S&T-Lagging Countries
Maturity stage of
target companies:
in the 81 S&T-lagging countries (S&TLCs) identified by TWAS.
Focus industry:
Scientific research
Date last modified:
2012-07-12 00:00:00
Deadline for application:
Description of financial services:

 Under this scheme, grants are awarded to high-level promising research projects in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics carried out by either individual scientists or research units

Description of the competition and any conditions for eligibility:

Under this scheme, grants are awarded to individual researchers and research units in 81 science-and-technology-lagging countries (S&TLC) to enable them to purchase the research facilities they need to enhance their productivity.

Description of other services:

The programme aims to:

  • Reinforce and promote scientific research in basic sciences in developing countries;
  • Strengthen developing countries' endogenous capacity in science;
  • Reduce the exodus of scientific talents from the South;
  • Build and sustain units of scientific excellence in S&TLC over a longer period to help them achieve a critical mass of highly qualified and innovative scientists capable of addressing real-life problems facing their countries.
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