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New IsDB-TWAS Fellowship and Research Grants Programmes, for Skill Building in Sustainability Science

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are launching two ambitious new programmes to financially support researchers in sustainability science in the bank's member countries.

The call is open for new grants and postdoctoral fellowships for scientists in Islamic countries who are working in fields of sustainability.

The goal is to help IsDB member countries ranging from Asia and the Middle East to Africa and South America, develop crucial expertise and research in science that can support a sustainable future with shared benefits.

 The IsDB-TWAS Grants for Research Collaboration in Sustainability Sciences will support pairs of research groups that are collaborating on solving a common problem. The collaborating groups must come from different IsDB member countries, and at least one of the two partner groups must be from one of the 21 IsDB Least Developed Member Countries. The grants amount to a maximum of USD100,000 each, and will enable the collaborating groups to purchase equipment, improve their research facilities and support travel between their institutions for training. One joint project will be approved each year. The deadline to apply is 12 September.

IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral researchers from the sameThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." moz-do-not-send="true"> 21 countries. The programme provides three- to six-month postdoctoral fellowships at international centres of excellence in the developing world. At least 21 fellowships will be awarded per year, and only researchers 45 years old and under will qualify. The deadline to apply is 12 September.

These fellowships and grants are focused on promoting expertise in fields directly connected to the SDGs, including agriculture; education; climate change; energy; sustainable cities; responsible growth; waste management; population growth; green chemistry; biodiversity; plastic pollution and micro-plastics; and water and hygiene.

The 21 IsDB Least Developed Member Countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Yemen.

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