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TWAS Plus - Vol. 5 No. 4 - July 2019
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TOP STORY  Good scientists need strong research skills, of course. But to build successful careers, they need other skills not often taught in universities: writing an effective research proposal, for example, or applying for a grant, or avoiding plagiarism. More than 40 TWAS research grant awardees from 11 developing countries convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, for high-value sessions to improve these skills. The workshop was held 4-6 June with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).  More
OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS PhD and postdoc fellowships allow scientists from the South to train in Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and South Africa.
Deadline: 15 July.

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OPPORTUNITIES

A new Islamic Development Bank-TWAS programme offers fellowships and grants to scientists in the bank's member countries. Deadline: 12 September.

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NEWS

Experts on big data and artificial intelligence at a TYAN/Elsevier Foundation/ TWAS/ event in Nigeria taught skills needed for the data science revolution in Africa.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Encourage your institution or team to build research collaboration with top scholars through the TWAS Visiting Expert Programme. Deadline: 1 October.

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OWSD

Pakistan, Cameroon, Turkey, and Uruguay have been selected to host new OWSD National Chapters.

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NEWS

New technologies and
multi-disciplinary research are transforming research into diseases that afflict the South, says 2004 TWAS Fellow Subra Suresh.

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS and the National Research Foundation of South Africa offer two doctoral fellowships in nine different scientific fields. Deadline: 31 July.

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OWSD

Nominate an early-career woman from the South for the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation awards, this year in engineering & tech. Deadline: 29 August.

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NEWS

TWAS Young Affiliate Nudrat Akram is exploring ways to make plants more resistant to environmental stress and to increase crop yields.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Scientists, diplomats, policymakers and others: hurry now to participate in two TWAS/Vienna School of International Studies workshops.
Deadline: 10 July.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Nominate high-impact women scientists from Africa and S&T-lagging countries for three prestigious TWAS awards. Deadline: 31 July.

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IAP

World science academies can work to promote the realisation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, says a new IAP report.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Receive advanced training at top institutes for up to 12 months through the TWAS fellowships programme. Deadline: 1 October.

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GenderInSITE

To explore the positive impact of gender, GIS invites proposals for case studies of gender-driven African innovation.
Deadline: 14 August.

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"All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.”
—Stephanie Kwolek, chemist who invented Kevlar and winner of the Lavoisier Medal for technical achievements.

                        
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