2018 TWAS Young Affiliates program for researchers from developing nations


Application Deadline: 31st May 2018

The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) invites you to nominate suitable candidates for the 2018 TWAS Young Affiliates. The honour is given to researchers from developing nations who have at least 10 international publications.

The nominees should show potential for a high-impact career. During their five-year tenure, Young Affiliates build networks with other affiliates and with elected TWAS Fellows. They also attend international conferences such as the TWAS General Meeting where they make contributions and are exposed to mentoring as well as collaboration opportunities. The five selected TWAS Young Affiliates will also be part of and work closely with the TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) which was established in 2016 during the 27th TWAS General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.


  • Nominations are invited from TWAS and AAS fellows, Members of National Academies and fellows, Members of National Young Academies of Science, Research Institutions, Research Councils, Universities, Government entities and other such bodies that have or know this talent in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Nominations of female and young scientists from Science and Technological Lagging Countries is highly encouraged.


  • Nominees must be aged 40 or less and living and working in a developing country. More information is provided on the attached nomination form. Kindly use the form to submit your nomination.
  • All nominations must be forwarded to [email protected] by 31 May 2018. Please note that late submissions will not be considered.

For more information about the call, contact Mr Kholani Mbhiza at [email protected]  or call +27 12 349 6638.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 TWAS Young Affiliates program



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