PWF opens an annual call for scientists to apply to work with us. The application process has two stages, as outlined in more detail in the guidelines linked below.
1. Open Call for Applications: Anyone can apply to organise a project and volunteer for PWF, even without a full idea of what the project will be! We just ask for the applicants’ motivation and goals, and to discuss the issues they would like to address. PWF will then select key projects to work with to the second stage, and develop a full proposal for a project with them.
2. Project proposal: The selected applicants will work with PWF to put together the detailed proposal including a budget. This is then sent for approval by PWF and other partners including participating universities.
Who can apply? Who are the volunteer scientists?
- A lecturer or teacher at a university in a developing country applying to organise a project for their own students in their university, region or country or they may be applying to work with another university or another country.
- A graduate student, postdoc or lecturer from a developing country working abroad, applying to organise a project in their own or another developing country.
Our focus is on science- and technology-lagging countries, thus we work with universities that do not have PhD research ongoing in the project area, often no MSc. Our target audiences are advanced undergraduate and master students. The PWF funding primarily goes to provide small travel grants for experts to travel to teach at the universities, and we work with you to find any required additional funding through the university or other local partners.
We are always very eager to hear from scientists from countries in conflict and projects to support diversity, in particular women and girls.
You can read about what kinds of activities we organise, and about our volunteer network.
If you are interested in organising/volunteering for a project please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!