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Human Genome News, September 1990; 2(3)

UNESCO/TWAS Fellowships Announced

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) recently announced the establishment of the UNESCO/TWAS Fellowship Programme in the Human Genome. Designed to promote international cooperation in the human genome community by stimulating and facilitating research and training, the program will enable scientists from developing countries to carry out research in well-established scientific centers and to learn new research techniques.

To be eligible for a UNESCO/TWAS human genome fellowship, candidates must already be engaged in genome research. They must agree to return to the country in which they were living at the time of application and must show that the theoretical and practical knowledge or training to be acquired will benefit their scientific development.

The fellowships, lasting from 1 to 3 months, will partly or fully fund transportation, a modest subsistence allowance, or both. The institute of origin or the host institute would be expected to defray part of the fellow's expenses.

For application information, contact:

  • Svetlana Matsui
    UNESCO/TWAS Human Genome Fellowship Committee
    Division of Scientific Research and Higher Education
    1 rue Miollis, No. 7
    Place de Fontenoy
    75700 Paris, France
    (331) 456-83887
    Fax: (331) 456-72639


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