Deadline:

4 June 2020

Location:

Online.

Collaboration between the 2 groups can be done in 2 ways: online and by visiting the partner institute for training and collaboration purposes.

(Award)

Description

IsDB-TWAS Joint Research & Technology Transfer Grant 2020: Quick-Response Research on COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, affecting human health as well as economies and societies worldwide. TWAS and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are offering a competitive grant for research collaboration. Technologists and researchers from IsDB Member Countries are invited to submit research and innovation proposals that can help address challenges, directly and indirectly, related to COVID-19.

More Details

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and TWAS have partnered to promote and support quick-response research on key challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the possible consequences. The IsDB-TWAS Joint Research & Technology Transfer Grant program is fully funded by the IsDB and established to develop collaboration between researchers of IsDB member countries. Under this program, qualified researchers from 57 IsDB countries* are invited to form a joint research collaboration consisting of two groups from different countries working on areas related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • COVID-19.
  • Viral Outbreaks.
  • Zoonotic Diseases.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Treatment.
  • Any topic directly and indirectly related to COVID-19

Required Languages

English.

  • The online application form as well as the research paper, reports, and communication with this office should be in English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

  • IsDB Member Countries.

Program Period

2 Years.

The research grant will be active for 2 years from the date of the signature on the contract.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Each Principle Investigator (PI) must be a national of an IsDB member country and hold a Ph.D. with good research experience and lead each research group. (Note: The PI will be responsible for the coordination of the research, submission of requested documentation, and reporting of the expenses. All TWAS correspondence will be with each PI).
  • One PI MUST be from an IsDB Least Developed Member Country and the other from any of the eligible IsDB member countries.
  • Each member of the group should operate in a university or research institution in one of the IsDB member countries and should be represented in the proposal by a PI. No age limit is applied to the applicant.
  • Applications from women scientists are especially encouraged.
  • Individual young scientists or leaders of research units currently holding a TWAS Research Grant in the Basic Sciences are not eligible.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • The program will choose one joint- project per year. The grant amounts to a maximum of USD 50,000 per research group ­­– USD 100,000 total for the joint-project.

How to Apply

First Step: Create your account through this link.

Second Step: You will soon receive an email with the link to activate your account. If you do not receive the email in a few minutes, check the spam folder of your mailbox.

Third Step: Complete the form that you will get its link in the email.

  • There are a few helpful hints about how to fill in this Online Form in this file, download it and follow the steps until you submit.

Note:

If you have technical problems with the online form, contact onlineforms@twas.org

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This Scholarship Published by:
Ahd Ezzat / Egypt

Reviewed by” Reem Wally/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team