PhD and postdoctoral research fellowships are crucial for building scientific strength in developing countries

TWAS offers PhD Fellowships—to earn a PhD—as well as Postdoctoral Fellowships.


To expedite the submission of your application, please, follow the recommendation below:

  • Applications can be submitted only through the online portal and only once the call for the programme of your choice is open.
  • To start your application, use the "Apply now" button at the bottom of the programme of your choice.
  • Candidates need to upload, along with their application, a preliminary acceptance letter issued in the same year of the application itself by their chosen host institution. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the acceptance letter from the chosen host institutions as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call of the programme of their choice.
  • The opening and closing dates of each programme are specified on each programme page.
  • Applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio.
  • Applicants may not visit another institution in that year under any other TWAS programme.
Research Grants
Funding helps researchers in the developing world to purchase lab equipment and supplies

TWAS research grants fund several programmes that support:


  • Researchers in developing countries, allowing them to purchase specialized equipment and consumable supplies, and
  • Support Master of Science students.


The calls for 2022 TWAS Research Grants in Basic Sciences—one for individuals and one for groups—have now closed. The links to apply online will no longer be active once calls close.


Scientific Meetings
Grants support high-level international and regional scientific meetings in developing countries

TWAS offers financial assistance to the organizers of international and regional scientific conferences, workshops, symposia and special meetings in the developing world. 

Prizes and Awards
TWAS honours are among the most prestigious given for research in the developing world
Visiting Scientists
Share your projects and your expertise in developing nations as a visiting researcher or professor
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