TWAS Maintenance Grant Program in Science and Technology

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Research
  • Number of Opportunity: 10
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    66 countries (Afghanistan included)
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 50127
  • Duration 1 year

Opportunity Description

The World Academy of Sciences is a merit-based science school created for developing nations that brings together 1,000 experts from over 70 nations. Its main objective is to advance scientific excellence and capability for sustainable development in developing countries.
To meet the requirements of researchers in developing nations, particularly those affiliated with universities lacking adequate research facilities, the TWAS Research Grants Program for Maintenance Grants was created. By this program, funding can be given to young researchers as individuals or to research institutions in the S&TLCs specified by TWAS to repair and maintain any unused laboratory equipment they require to increase productivity.


TWAS Maintenance Grant Program objectives include:

  • Reduce unneeded laboratory equipment.
  • increase the equipment in laboratories’ shelf lives.

Brief Details

Founded by: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Supported by: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Duration: 12 months
No. Award: 10
Eligible Nations: 66 Countries (Afghanistan included)

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Benefits of The Program

  • Individual scientists can only get maintenance grants of a maximum of USD 3,000.
  • The grants, which are typically given out for a year. This funding is unable to fund the purchase of new equipment.
  • In the S&T-lagging countries (S&TLCs) designated by TWAS, TWAS Maintenance Grants are given to support the maintenance and service of lab equipment that has already been acquired thanks to a previous TWAS Research grant (individual or group).

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • The candidates must have previously been awarded TWAS Research Grants (either Individual or Group).
  • The apparatus that needs repair or upkeep must have been bought with money from a prior TWAS Research Grant award.
  • The candidates must be citizens of developing nations.
  • Individual scientists may apply for this funding if their final report on a prior project is satisfactory.

Selection Criteria

  • Grant recipients have one year from the grant’s end to submit a final report.
  • For the service and repairs the grant recipient requests, the grant monies are maintained at TWAS. Upon receiving proforma invoices from the grant holder in line with the authorized itemized budget, TWAS puts the orders with the supplier(s) in question.
  • If chosen, TWAS, the particular grantee, and the home institution create a trilateral written agreement. The institution agrees to manage the grant by the terms of the contract and to provide the lab space, staff, and other resources required for the project. The home institution will still own any fixed or maintained equipment via the TWAS Maintenance Grant Program. The grant will not cover any institutional overhead costs.

How to Apply?

Applications for TWAS Maintenance Grants may only be made online right now by selecting the “Apply Now” option below:

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Please contact the TWAS Research Grants Office at [email protected] with any questions, and for more information, kindly visit TWAS’s official website.

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