TWAS Plus - Vol. 4 No. 5 - September 2018
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TOP STORY  War and conflict have driven thousands of scientists from their homelands in recent years, at great cost to their research and to their countries. The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) has taken a leadership role in a growing effort by the global scientific community to identify displaced and refugee scientists, to understand their challenges, and to provide support. A new special issue of the TWAS Newsletter looks at this scientific migration – the programme needs, policy solutions and the human stories.  More
EDITORIAL

We must understand the experiences of displaced scientists as they are members of our community, says TWAS Executive Director Romain Murenzi.

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS Fellows can be appointed as research professors in LDC institutions to assist in research and provide training.
Deadline: 31 October. 

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OWSD

Feel creative? OWSD's members can celebrate the organization's 25th anniversary explaining in a video what OWSD has meant to them.
Deadline: 30 November.

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NEWS

A TWAS analysis concludes that as many as 10,000 scientists, engineers and medical professionals may have been displaced by recent conflicts.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Institutions and research groups from Least Developed Countries can invite top scientists to strengthen research and establish new projects. Deadline: 1 October.

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NEWS

Patents, mentoring, scientific plagiarism and predatory journals were the focus at a recent TWAS Research Grants conference in Tanzania.

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NEWS

More African women should embrace science careers to drive progress, says Esther Mwaikambo, president of the Tanzania Academy of Sciences.

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IAP

In 2017, IAP consolidated its place in the global science-policy arena, with strong projects and events. Learn more from its online annual report.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Young scientists from developing countries can visit research centres in the South through career-building TWAS fellowships. Deadline: 1 October.
 

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OPPORTUNITIES

Qualified scientists may visit centres of excellence in the South through the TWAS/UNESCO associateships.
Deadline: 1 December.

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"Science in Exile", a film from TWAS, explores the stories of four scientists displaced by war. If your organisation would like to screen it, please email scienceinexile@twas.org.

"If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off ... no matter what they say." — Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
 

                        
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