TWAS Plus - Vol. 2 - No. 2 - May 2016
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TOP STORY  On urgent issues ranging from Zika virus to climate change, governments increasingly seek science advice to guide policy deliberations. But if scientists take the wrong approach, their advice may be ignored. At a workshop attached to the IAP General Conference in South Africa, more than 40 African participants learned key skills from Sir Peter Gluckman, chairman of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), and other experts.                Photo: Alper Çuğun/Flickr (CC by 2.0) More
OPPORTUNITIES

Research grant applications are now just a click away: the new TWAS Online Forms system offers an easy and efficient procedure for applicants.

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NEWS

TWAS grantee Jeremie Zoueu uses imaging techniques to detect plant disease in Côte d'Ivoire, helping farmers to protect their crops.

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IAP

A new InterAcademy Partnership guide offers insight on good practices and harmonized research standards that make science a truly shared enterprise.

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EVENTS

TWAS research grant awardees from 26 nations met at Academy headquarters 18-22 April to show the impact of good research on communities.

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OPPORTUNITIES

PhD fellowships are available to young scientists from the South through the Mexican Council for Science & Technology/TWAS partnership.

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NEWS

The Elsevier Foundation Awards empower young women scientists. A new film supported by OWSD and TWAS captures their inspiring stories.

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NEWS

Ugandan epidemiologist Ethel Nakimuli-Mpungu runs support groups to help HIV-positive people fight depression and build resilience.

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS and the Italian Government encourage and support organization of high-level meetings, workshops and symposia in the South. Deadline: 1 June.

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OWSD

Early career women scientists may apply for PhD fellowships at top international institutions outside their home country.
Deadline: 31 May.

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"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

Marie Curie

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