Academia de Ciencias del Mundo en Desarrollo, TWAS

TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world – – is an autonomous international organization founded in Trieste, Italy, in 1983. TWAS represents the best of science in the developing world. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the South. Since 1986,TWAS has been supporting scientists and institutions in developing countries through a wide range of programmes that focus on scientific capacity building largely through South-South cooperation.

The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by
UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Please visit the TWAS website regarding TWAS’s programmes:, for updated news regarding all the Fellowship programmes, participating countries and where you may download the application forms.