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
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
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:
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