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Grant programme provides lab equipment for projects in basic sciences in resource-poor countries

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  • Although these grants fund equipment and consumables, applications must detail an innovative project.
  • If your project investigates a well-established phenomenon in a new context, say why the new context is important.
  • Ensure that you have enclosed all the documentation requested.
  • Your proposal must have a clearly defined objective.

Without the right equipment, scientific insights are hard to test—which is a problem faced by many researchers working in cash-strapped environments. Under a scheme run by The World Academy of Sciences, researchers in 66 “science and technology-lagging countries” can apply for grants to purchase the equipment they need for basic science projects in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

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