2022 TWAS – Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action
Deadline: May 19, 2022.
Under this scheme, grants are awarded to teams of 2-5 women for action-based projects which, although scientific in nature, will take them outside the lab to promote practical and tangible change under the umbrella of the “climate action” SDG in their local context. The principal applicant and project leader is a woman scientist, holding a PhD, living and working in a science and technology lagging country (STLC). Co-applicants are either scientists or technical experts in a field relevant to the project, from any developing country.
The TWAS – Elsevier Foundation Project Grants Programme for Gender Equity and Climate Action aims to:
• Promote gender equality by creating opportunities for women in climate action projects that take them outside the lab, enabling them to deepen their scientific skills, while acquiring, through training, soft skills such as project management and leadership.
• Respond to and tackle communities’ needs in ways that are in line with the principles of sustainable development, focusing on the brunt of climatic changes.
• Effectively transfer knowledge from scientific research to real-life scenarios for practical and tangible change under the umbrella of the “climate action” SDG.
1. Submission of an action-based project with a direct impact on the community of a scientifically and technologically lagging country (https://twas.org/66-countries), with a primary focus on climate action (SDG 13) and secondary focus on gender equality (SDG 5).
2. The principal applicant and project leader must be a woman scientist, holding a PhD, living and working in a scientifically and technologically lagging country (https://twas.org/66-countries), employed at a university or research institute. The programme does not require a direct involvement of the university or of the research institute in the project. Proof of current employment will be asked to shortlisted candidates.
3. There is no age limitation for this programme.
4. The principal applicant will work in group with up to four (4) additional secondary applicants, also women, who are either scientists or technical experts in a field relevant to the project, from any developing country. The technical expertise would complement the work of the scientist(s) and thus enhance the potential of the team. The team must not include more than five (5) members in total.
5. Projects in any area with enough relevance to climate change and gender equality are eligible.
6. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
The project grant is designed to be flexible and modular, with a total value in the USD 24,000- 25,000 range. It will allow for a variety of expenses within a three-year timescale, as long as these are clearly justified by the work tasks.
- The application must be submitted via the online form at this link: https://tally.so/r/nr14Mw
- A scientist may only submit one application at a time and for only one kind of grant (i.e. individual, research unit, IsDB-TWAS Research Grant or OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowship) for consideration by TWAS.
- When submitting the application via the online form the principal applicant needs to upload all required documentation as attachments to the form.