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Published: 01 November 2017

The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) will be celebrating her 40th year as the ‘‘voice of science’’ in Nigeria. The activities to mark this momentous milestone are scheduled to take place in Abuja, Nigeria from the 14 to 16 November 2017 as part of a week of activities.

Published: 01 November 2017

The TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme enables competent researchers from the developing countries to visit participating centres of excellence in the South for research collaboration.

Published: 19 October 2017

The Royal Society and the National Research Foundation in Singapore (NRF) has established a new Post-doctoral International Collaborative Fellowship for the Commonwealth.

Published: 02 October 2017

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) annually connects promising young researchers in mathematics and computer science with the top scientists in their fields. For one week in late summer, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) invites the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize to join 200 carefully selected young researchers.

Published: 20 September 2017

Cape Town is experiencing a water crisis that could have been prevented by taking account of sound technical advice. Ethekwini and Gauteng recently faced similar problems and Gauteng could face even worse problems due to delays in the award of contracts for the next phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.

Published: 20 September 2017

You are invited to the Annual Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture which is arranged under the auspices of SAAE and  the University of Pretoria.  Peter Staude, CEO of Tongaat Hulett Limited, will deliver the 2017 lecture at  17:30 on  Wednesday 27 September 2017 in the  Senate Hall in the Administration Building on the Main Campus of the University of Pretoria.

Published: 24 August 2017

WISWB 2018 will showcase STEM research that is seeking innovative, sustainable solutions to societal problems.

Published: 04 July 2017

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) - was promoted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a centre of excellence for research and training in genetic engineering and biotechnology for the benefit of developing countries.

Published: 30 June 2017

The Secretariat of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Netherlands, would like to invite nominations from the National Authority and Permanent Representation of Member States to the OPCW to attend this workshop.

Published: 23 June 2017

An Award that serves to reward excellence and exceptional scholarship in all its forms and which carries a monetary value of R1.5 million. The Trust is calling for nominations from South African Universities, Science Councils, Research & Policy Institutes, and other institutions or agencies of similar national standing.

Published: 29 May 2017

To recognise scientists and researchers who have contributed positively to the social sciences and humanities, the Human Sciences Research Council invites nominations for the HSRC Medal for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Published: 18 May 2017

The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) invites nominations of suitable candidates for the TWAS Regional Prize. TWAS-ROSSA seeks to honour an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to popularise science, and has developed new strategies that serve the popularization of science and technology in the developing world.

Published: 10 April 2017

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) has opened its annual call for fellowship applications. This is an opportunity for those who wish to spend a period of time during the academic year 2018/19 to conduct research as a part of the NIAS community in Amsterdam.

Published: 10 April 2017
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is currently soliciting nominations for the 2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.
Published: 03 April 2017

The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) recently launched the TUBA Academy Prizes in three areas - Basic and Engineering sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities and Health and Life Sciences.

Published: 03 April 2017

The African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) is pleased to announce that the call for applications for the next intake programme: the AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers is now open.

Published: 15 March 2017

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2017 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA). The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women. The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents. 

Published: 13 March 2017

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 will explore the lives of refugee scientists – and the expertise they bring to their new countries.

Published: 16 February 2017

International Council of Science (ICSU) released a statement on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to US for citizens of 7 countries.

Published: 16 February 2017

The Young Leaders Programme is linked to the European Development Days (EDD) Conference taking place from 7-8 June 2017 in Brussels.

Published: 13 February 2017

TWAS 2017 Prizes will be awarded to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years immediately prior to their nomination, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to knowledge or an

Published: 09 February 2017

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD not earlier than 2012 and are from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a 'Cooperation Visit' to an institute in Germany. 

Published: 07 February 2017

Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa invite you to a public lecture by Dr Tessa Dowling, Senior Lecturer of African Languages in the School of Languages and Literatures, University of Cape Town and a director of African Voices, on ‘Thatha machance!” (Take chances!) Safe bets and wild gambles in the study of African languages.’

Published: 03 February 2017

The TWAS 2017 Prizes will be awarded to in recognition of an outstanding contribution to knowledge in the following nine fields of science: Agricultural Sciences; Biology;  Chemistry;  Earth, Astronomy and Space Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematics;  Medical Sciences; Physics and Social Sciences (excluding Economic Sciences).

Published: 02 February 2017

The Nigerian Academy of Science, at its Annual General Meeting held in Lagos on Thursday, 26th of January, 2017, has inducted Professor Kalu Mosto Onuoha FAS as its new President.

Published: 13 December 2016

TechWomen is a U.S. State Department-funded professional exchange program that brings over 100 women professionals from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who work in science, technology, engineering, and math, to the San Francisco Bay area and Washington DC for a 5-week mentorship and professional exchange experience, in Sept-Oct 2017. 

Published: 09 September 2016

An International Conference to Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Enrico Fermi’s Paper on Quantum Statistics.

Published: 13 April 2016

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), which is based in Italy and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of South Africa are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for the NRF- TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017

Published: 11 January 2016

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has issued an international call for applications for a research chair for mathematics with specialisation in data science in South Africa. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016. This call is aimed at highly qualified postdoctoral academics from any country who have conducted application-related research in the field of mathematics with specialisation in data science and have experience in training students and doctoral candidates.