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TWAS-SISSA-Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme

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TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowship Programme

Young scientists from Least Developed Countries who hold an MSc (or higher degree) can visit laboratories located in Trieste, Italy, such as SISSA, for three months to carry out collaborative research projects in Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Science Outreach as well as COVID-related projects and that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The purpose of these exchange fellowships is two-fold:

  1. to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career,
  2. to catalyze the formation of research links for further collaboration.

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, through TWAS, will cover travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Italy. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Applicants must hold an MSc (or higher degree).
  • Applicants must be nationals of a Least Developed Country (please see the United Nations definition at https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/least-developed-country-category.html, as well as a list of eligible countries).
  • Applicants must hold a research position in a Least Developed Country.
  • Particular attention will be given to research projects that fall under the umbrella of sustainability science.
  • Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants already on site in the host country are not eligible.
  • Only applications in the scientific fields specified below and listed in the application form will be considered.

Application and Selection Procedure

  • Fellowships are awarded by the Selection Committee on the basis of scientific merit.
  • Applications should be completed in English.
  • Applicants need to submit the complete application form duly signed and send it to the TWAS Secretariat. Applications may be sent by email as long as pages with signatures are sent as scanned documents. Incomplete/unsigned applications will NOT be accepted.
  • Material requested:
    1. the completed application form;
    2. copy of passport, even if expired (only the page with personal details is required);
    3. the applicant’s curriculum vitae;
    4. a statement on scientific interests and future plans for research in sustainability sciences in the home country explicitly referring to which SDGs contributions are likely to be made;
    5. full list of publications (do not enclose reprints of articles);
    6. copy of the MSc (or higher) certificate;
    7. a recent invitation letter obtained through SISSA which should contain the proposed time of the visit (3 months) and should refer to the proposed cooperation. It should be made evident that the applicant and the proposed host have been in contact regarding the scientific work to be done during the visit and that the conditions for conducting the work have been agreed in terms of the timing of the visit and the facilities available;
    8. recent letters of recommendation, which must be submitted separately to TWAS by two referees who are familiar with the applicant’s work. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.

Scientific Fields

Applications will only be considered if in the eligible fields indicated below. Research proposals must fall under the umbrella of sustainability science and thus be relevant to areas that support the SDGs (please see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org).

  • PHYSICS
    – Astroparticle Physics (APP)
    – Astrophysics and Cosmology (APC)
    – Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter (CM)
    – Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems (SBP) –
    – Statistical Physics (SP)
    – Theoretical Particle Physics (TPP)
    – Data Science Excellence Department Initiative (DS)
  • NEUROSCIENCE
    – Cognitive Neuroscience
    – Neurobiology
    – Functional and Structural Genomics
  • MATHEMATICS
    – Geometry
    – Mathematical analysis
    – Mathematical modelling
    – Mathematical physics
    – Numerical analysis and scientific computing
    – Data Science

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DAAD 2021 Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies In The Field Of Architecture In Germany

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DAAD 2021 Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies In The Field Of Architecture In Germany

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

Requirrements:

Foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in the areas of Architecture, Interior Design, Monument Conservation, Urban Planning/Urban Development, Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.

Benefits

In this study programme, you can complete

  • a Master’s degree/postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or
  • a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification (not an undergraduate course)

at a state or state-recognised German university of your choice.
This programme only funds projects in the area of Design/Planning. Other DAAD scholarship programmes are available for applicants from the field of History of Architecture or applicants with a scientific project.

Duration of the funding

Master’s degree programme:

  • Between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme or project
  • Start: usually from 1st October of the following year after the application, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme
  • The scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen study programme (up to a maximum of 24 months). To receive further funding after the first year of study for 2-year courses, proof of academic achievements thus far should indicate that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study.
  • Applicants who are already in Germany in the first year of a postgraduate course at the time of application may apply for funding for their second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship.

Complementary studies not leading to a final qualification

  • one academic year
  • Start: usually from 1st October of the following year after the application, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme

Value

  • A monthly payment of 861 euros
  • Travel allowance
  • One-off study allowance
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD 2021 Study Scholarships

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