Science Diplomacy Course For Young Scientists and Civil Servants

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, are seeking candidates to participate in the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy.

The AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy training programme was established in 2014 to expose scientists, policymakers, diplomats and other interested stakeholders and institutions to science diplomacy concepts, explore key contemporary international policy issues relating to science, technology, environment and health, and build a skillset to allow for careers at the intersection of science and diplomacy.

The programme aims to strengthen the connection between scientists and governmental officials, policymakers and diplomats. Applicants will be working in ‘participant pairs’.

The applicants should share some common interest in the areas of science, technology and innovation. Both candidates should be living and/or working in the same country.

The ‘participant pair’ will include a young scientist and a local or national government official/policymaker, diplomat, civil servant.

The two participants in the participant pair will apply individually, but must confirm their participant pair partner on their application and explain why it is a good partnership.

Thus, participant pairs must have agreed in advance about their ‘twinned’ applications.

The deadline is on Monday 31st May 2021.


Main Criteria

Women are especially encouraged to apply, as are refugee or displaced scientists.

Applicants from any nationality are welcome but priority is given to developing countries.

Upon request a small contribution can be provided to help ensure good connectivity (e.g. internet connection fee, rental of a modem, equipped computer space room).

Find out more now.

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