TWAS-ASM Regional Workshop on Science and Diplomacy in Malaysia

Deadline: 9 March 2020
Open to: young scientists (below the age of 40) living and working in developing countries that do research focusing on international policy-making, policymakers and diplomats
Benefits: 20 – 24 July 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), are seeking candidates to participate in the regional training workshop on science diplomacy which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 20 to 24 July 2020. This workshop will provide participants an insight into key contemporary international and regional science policy issues including global health, future studies, disaster risk reduction, and water management, among others, while intimating how science, technology, and innovation contribute to policy developments, global governance and sustainable development of communities around the world.


Early-career scientists (generally below the age of 40), policymakers and diplomats (no age limit), representatives from NGOs, industry, and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy nexus are all eligible to apply. A small number of fully self-funded participants from partner organisations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants from the Science & Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) and within this group Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are encouraged to apply. Women are especially encouraged to apply.


This regional training workshop will have all expenses paid which includes: visa expenses, economy class flights, and local transport and accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. A limited number of spaces for self-funded candidates and partially-funded candidates (flight or accommodation only) will also be available.

How to Apply?

You can apply by sending your application form here. All successful candidates will be informed by mid-April 2020. For more details on how to apply, please visit the official website.