The ‘TWAS – Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action’ for female scientists will support women’s well-being and mitigate the consequences of climate change through concrete action-based projects.
The TWAS – Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity (SDG #5) and Climate Action (SDG #13) is a new programme established in response to the dual need to support women’s well-being through capacity-building of female scientists and respond to the causes and consequences of climate change with concrete action-based projects, under the umbrella of the “climate action” SDG.
The programme is community-focused: a competitive, open call for applications will consider projects that respond to the needs of, and to the development requirements, of the applicants’ community and/or national or regional context in one of the 66 scientifically and technologically lagging country (STLCs).
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.
How to apply
- 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.
The omission of the documents above-mentioned will make the application ineligible. In case you have questions about this programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When to apply
- The call for application was opened on February 21, 2022.
- The deadline for receiving applications is May 19, 2022.
NOTE: More on this project grants can be found here.