The International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences (ICCES) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will hold a workshop 14-23 July in Beijing on assessing and planning for extreme weather and climate events in developing nations. Deadline for registration: 31 May 2013.
The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) offers postgraduate fellowships to female scientists from sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries. Deadline for applications: 31 July 2013.
The 12th CAS-TWAS-WMO Forum – an international workshop on operational oceanography for developing countries – will take place between 9 and 12 September 2013, in Beijing, China. Deadline for early registration: 5 July 2013; for abstract submission: 10 July 2013.
10 April 2013. The Elsevier Foundation, OWSD and TWAS are inviting nominations for the 2014 Awards honouring female early-career chemists working in the developing world. Nominations are accepted until 15 September 2013.
Two representatives from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) visited TWAS headquarters on Tuesday, 29 January.
8 January 2013. The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and SRMGI co-convene a half-day workshop on 14 January 2013, held in conjunction with the 24th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG24) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Participants from outside the CAG24 are also welcome to attend.
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), and TWAS will jointly organize, along with Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., a 'Workshop on Portable X-ray Analytical Instruments for Cultural Heritage' to be held at ICTP from 29 April to 3 May 2013. Deadline for applications: 13 January 2013.
The InterAcademy Medical Panel, hosted at the TWAS secretariat in Trieste, has launched its new website.
22 November 2012: The Global Young Academy today issued a position statement that identifies obstacles that currently stand in the way of giving free access to scientific results and data, and advocates ways forward that will transform scientific research into a truly global endeavour.
New deadline: 24 November. Applications are now being received for BioVision.Nxt 2013, a programme for young scientists linked to the annual BioVision World Life Sciences Forum.
15 November 2012. The Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) are organizing a participatory half-day workshop on 'Solar Geoengineering: Research, Governance, and African Involvement' in Boksburg, South Africa
The scheme is for scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between sub-Saharan Africa and a university or independent research institute in the UK. Applications are being accepted in three priority areas: water and sanitation; renewable energy; soil-related research.
Call for applications: The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013–2014 Faculty for the Future Fellowships. Deadline for new applications: 16 November 2012; for renewals: 9 November 2012.
Claudio Tuniz, former assistant director of ICTP, has published a book on the many and varied uses of radioactivity in scientific research.
UNESCO and the Islamic Development Bank are partnering on the preparation of a booklet on 'Success Stories of Science and Technology Projects in Africa' and need help identifying projects. Deadline: 3 August
20 July. The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) announce the launch of an awards programme recognizing talented early-career women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ahead of the Rio +20 Summit, IAP, the global network of science academies, has released a Statement on Population and Consumption.
Scientists are called to take three actions to achieve a sustainable future.
The internship scheme allows young people aged between 18 and 25 to gain some working experience, unpaid, for a period of up to one month, in an international environment and receive a diploma for having done so. The scheme is also open to young relatives of staff members.
TWAS and AAAS are launching their new international programme focusing on science and diplomacy with a talk by Mary O'Kane on Monday, 12 March 2012.
Regional Workshop on Non-Communicable Diseases - Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-5 May 2012.
The Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) is calling all scientists and researchers involved in agriculture, water, and climate change challenges in Africa to identify and create a plan to solve a particular scientific challenge that can help people living on under $2 a day.
The 2012 TWAS-ROESEAP Symposium, on 'Frontiers in Chemical Engineering', organized by the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, will take place on 27-31 July 2012.
TWAS's Regional Office for Central and South Asia (ROCASA) is inviting TWAS members from the area to a meeting on 'Challenges and Opportunities in Science and Technology in Developing Countries' to be held in Bangalore, India from 21 to 23 November 2013.
Prof. Fang Xin, President of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, has released a statement on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March 2012.
The Royal Society is inviting nominations of research scientists working in Africa in the early stages of their research careers. Deadline: 6 February 2012.
1 October. Yuan Tseh Lee, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist from Taiwan, China, is the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
'Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)' is a competitive grants programme that will allow scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities. Deadline for proposals: 30 November 2011.
NASAC, the Network of African Science Academies, is organizing a conference on Water Management Issues in Africa from 29 to 31 March 2012 in Port Louis, Mauritius. Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2011.
The 2011 TWAS-ROESEAP Symposium on Industrial Biotechnology will be held at the Congress Centre "Vision Hotel" in Beijing, China, from 26 to 30 August 2011.
e-Infrastructures represent an innovative approach to understand complex, system-oriented phenomena such as climate change. An international conference to be held at ICTP from 16-20 May 2011 is going to examine what role they can play in enhancing the potential of scientific research and productivity.
TWAS's 22nd General Meeting will be held in Trieste, Italy, from 21 to 23 November 2011.
IAP and IAMP are global networks of merit-based science academies hosted by TWAS. Candidates are invited to submit their applications by 30 April 2011.
The "BioVision Lilly Award in conjunction with TWAS" honours outstanding scientific achievements made by individual young scientists from developing countries. The names of the winners have been announced at the 2011 award ceremony that took place during the 7th World Life Sciences Forum in Lyon, France, on 28 March.
The Biotechnology Research Center (BRC) of the Pasteur Institute of Iran has started a PhD training programme in the field of Biotechnology, especially focusing on Biological Products and Biopharmaceuticals.
The 2nd Paris Interdisciplinary PhD symposium will take place from 13 to 15 June 2011 in Paris, France. This year's symposium will focus on 'Shapes in living systems'.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 7 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions.
APS announces 'Physical Review X (PRX)', an online, open access, primary research journal for authors in all fields of physics. Articles in PRX will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, leaving copyright with the authors.
The Trieste-based International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) awards fellowships to young scientists/technologists from developing countries and countries in economic transition. The Call for Fellowships at ICS for 2011 is now closed.
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are calling for applications for the 2011 African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships (ADDRF). Deadline is 15 January 2011.
TWAS's Regional Office in Alexandria will hold its 6th annual meeting on 22 December 2010 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Deadline for registration was 15 December 2010.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs have developed a shared database called 'Researchers for Development Analysis' (REDA).
The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for International Development invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the University's academic year beginning in September 2011. Deadline for applications: 1 December 2010.
18 Aug. The journal has published a special edition focusing on cities and climate change.
The 22nd Pacific Science Congress in Kuala Lumpur, 14–18 June 2011, will focus on 'Meeting the Challenges of Global Change'.
The TWAS Regional Office in Beijing is organizing a workshop, '2010 TWAS Frontier in Water and Sanitation', for water engineers and scientists from developing countries from 16 to 21 August 2010.
9 Aug. 2010. ICTP has awarded the 2010 Dirac Medal to Nicola Cabibbo (TWAS Associate Fellow 1998), physics professor at Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, and E.C. George Sudarshan (TWAS Fellow 1986), physics professor at the University of Texas, Austin, USA.
Video recorded in Lyon, France, in 2011, describing the Biovision.Nxt fellowship programme.
15 May 2012. The US National Science Foundation, with the strong support of President Obama’s Office of Science, Technology and Policy and the US State Department, is organizing the inaugural meeting of the Global Research Council.