Grant Calls
  1. ICT-enabled mechanisation in Africa The total budget is €250,000. One or two grants are available for activities lasting up to 14 months. Deadline: Thursday 11th October 2018 
  2. Horizon 2020 societal challenges (Planned opening for applications 16/10/18 with applications deadline 23 January 2019) Proposals shall assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (and integrated aquaculture systems) and food diversity.
  3. Frontiers of engineering for career developmentInterdisciplinary, international symposia

    Bringing together outstanding early-mid career engineers from the UK and developing countries to establish collaborations for projects to address the global grand challenges. After each symposium participants are eligible to bid for seed funding to kick-start a new collaboration established at the event. This programme is now welcoming expressions of interest and nominations to attend the next or a future Frontiers of Engineering for Development event. The next event, in November 2018, will focus on Engineers as Healthcare Practitioners – for information about this please contact

    Award Value - £10,000 - £30,000.

    Deadline: Thursday 1st November 2018

  4. TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme Postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, can go on a ‘Cooperation Visit’ lasting three months to an institute in Germany. Opens in November 2018; Deadline: 14 February 2019.
  5. TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme Appointments have a fixed duration of three years. During this time, the associate is entitled to visit the host centre twice, for a period of 2 to 3 months each time. Subject to the availability of funds, the appointment may be renewed for a further 3-year term. Deadline 1st December 2018
  6. TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration. Deadline 1st October 2018