Spare Parts
for Scientific Equipment

Application Form

Please read the information carefully before completing the form.
Applications should be clearly typewritten.
An application must be signed and accompanied by a valid proforma invoice.
There is no deadline for applications.
Applicants will be notified within a period of one month after the receipt of application.
Applications should be sent-by post or fax-to:

Mrs.M.T.Mahdavi
Third World Academy of Sciences
c/o The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical physics
Strada Costiera 11-34014 Trieste-Italy
Fax: +39040224559

Submission by e-mail is restricted to scanned images of the proforma invoice and application form, which must be comphted and signed.

Information

The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS),with funds provided by the Italian government (through the Direzione Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo), offers grants to institutions in developing countries to meet the cost of small items of spare parts for scientific equipment which cannot be obtained or manufactured locally.

The programme has been established in response to the current difficulty faced by several laboratories in the Third World to obtain badly-needed spares and replacement parts for scientific equipment which often interrupts their experimental research for long periods.

The cost for a sing1e request should amount to a maximum ot US$1,000.00 including insurance and freight charges.Special consideration will be given to requests for smaller amounts.

Applicant, who shotuld be research groups leaders at universities or research institutes in developing countries, should first contact the suppliers and obtain a proforma invoice, valid for 3-6 months, including cost, insurance and freight charges (ClF), for the item(s) they require.

Applications for computer parts will not be considered.

Applications should be made on the relevant application form which should be completed and submitted together with the proforma invoice from the supplier. Requests without attached proforma invoice(s) will not be processed.

Submission by e-mail is restricted to scanned images of the proforma invoice and application form, which must be completed and signed.

lf a request is approved, the Academy will place an order with the supplier and make the payment. The item(s) will be sent directly to the applicant's institution. A copy of the order will be sent to the applicant for him/her to arrange for customs clearance. The Academy should be notified as soon as the items are received by the applicant.

Application forms are available on-line: http://www.twas.org/SpareParts.pdf

For inquiries,please contact:

Mrs.MI.Mahdavi
Third World Academy of Sciences
c/o The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
strada Costiera 11-34014 Trieste-ltaly
Phone: +390402240325-fax:+39040224559- E-mail :mahdavi@twas-org

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