TWAS Plus - Vol. 3 No. 2 - March 2017 
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TOP STORY An untold number of researchers, engineers and doctors are among the millions displaced by recent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. A workshop co-organised by TWAS explored the lives of refugee and at-risk scientists – the policies needed to support them, and the expertise they bring to their new countries. The result: A compelling set of recommendations. The event was supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
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NEWS

U.S. constraints on travel from Muslim-majority countries will disrupt international science, says TWAS Executive Director Mohamed Hassan.

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NEWS

TWAS President Bai Chunli met with Royal Society President Venkatraman Ramakrishnan in London to explore new areas for cooperation.

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NEWS

At icipe, a key TWAS partner based in Kenya, biologist Sunday Ekesi coordinates efforts to contain the destructive fall armyworm.

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OPPORTUNITIES

The new TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in economic sciences recognizes work focused on sustainable development. Deadline: 31 March.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Apply for TWAS-COMSTECH research grants for young researchers in countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Deadline: 11 May.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Thanks to the new TWAS Online Forms system, it is easier than ever to nominate high-impact scientists for one of the Academy's valued prizes.

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GenderInSITE

How do gender perspectives differ in S&T? On 20-21 April in Buenos Aires, a workshop co-organised with the Elsevier Foundation will explore the topic.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Policy and diplomacy for scientists are the focus of an OPCW/TWAS/IAP workshop. Nominations open
until 1 August. 

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OWSD

The 2017 OWSD-Elsevier Awards honoured five early-career women scientists for results in engineering and computer science.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Researchers from developing countries with outstanding results in geological sciences may be nominated for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize. Deadline: 15 May.

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IAP

IAP and the Smithsonian Science Center are developing an inquiry-based module allowing teachers and students to explore challenges of dengue and zika.

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NEWS

A new list of 66 science-lagging countries reflects TWAS's effort to focus on developing countries most in need of support.

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OWSD

Women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries are encouraged to apply for OWSD PhD training fellowships.
Deadline: 31 May.

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"Education is the orphan of every war."
James King, Institute of International Education-Scholar Rescue Fund at the workshop on refugee and at-risk scientists in Trieste, Italy

                        
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