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