October 23, 2010

Grants for Computer Science Meetings in African Countries

Travel Grants for Computer Science Meetings (this has been discontinued)

Course(s) Offered: Computer Science
Course Level: Postdoctoral
Provider: TWAS, AAS & Microsoft Research Ltd
Country to Study in: Africa

Scholarship Information
With funds provided by Microsoft Research Ltd, TWAS and AAS encourages the organization of scientific activities related to computer science in Africa by offering financial assistance to the organizers of conferences, workshops, symposia and special meetings held in Africa.

The support is provided in the form of travel grants for principal speakers from abroad and/or participants from developing countries other than the country where the meeting was held. Supported speakers must be from not-for-profit research organizations. The amount provided did not exceed Euro 4,000.

Criteria for Applicants:
  • TWAS, AAS and Microsoft Research Ltd. will only consider applications made by the organizers of international and regional scientific meetings being held in Africa.
  • Employees of TWAS, AAS and Microsoft Research Ltd., as well as employees of other industry research laboratories and anyone involved in the administration of this award, are not eligible.
  • TWAS, AAS and Microsoft Research Ltd. will not provide support to individual scientists wishing to attend a scientific event, even if the event were to take place in a developing country.
  • Local authorities must share in the responsibility for the event and give proper support. Each application have to show at least a (conditional) matching contribution from local sources.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY African country

Participating Institutions
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, ICTP Campus, Trieste, Italy;

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS); AND

Microsoft Research Ltd.

Fields of study
All meetings in the field of Computer Science are eligible for this grant

Number of wards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
These are onetime financial grants

Scholarship benefits
The financial support provided are travel grants. The grant are intended only for air tickets.

Funds would only be released after the meeting and upon receipt of the original used ticket stubs and boarding passes of the participants benefiting from the grant.

The amount provided will not exceed Euro 4,000.

Method of Application
Immediately after the meeting, organizers need to send TWAS a final narrative and financial report, the final scientific programme and the list of participants and lecturers.

All documentary evidence needed to release funds from TWAS have to be submitted by the organizers within six months from the end of the meeting.

All requests must be made before December 1, 2013.

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is an honorific society that aims facilitate the development of scientific and technological capacity for science-led development in Africa.

Founded in 1991, Microsoft Research Ltd. is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies.

Mrs M.T. Mahdavi
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy

Phone: +39-040-2240325
Fax: +39-040-224559
E-mail: mahdavi@twas.org

Application Deadline: Rolling / Ongoing
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

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