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The Jefferson Science Fellowships, run by the US Department of State, offers tenured academic scientists and engineers within the United States the opportunity of spending one year at the US Department of State or the United States Agency for International Development to help in science diplomacy. Jefferson Science Fellows often use this opportunity to broaden their influence and involvement in foreign relations and development efforts.
Part of the US National Institutes of Health, this federal research organisation funds and undertakes research into traditional medical practices, also known as 'complementary' or 'alternative' medicine. These include homeopathy and acupuncture. The website publishes information on its grants and research, and information on its efforts to train Western healthcare workers in traditional medical techniques, and help traditional healers conduct rigorous research in their field of expertise.
The principal aim of TWAS is to promote scientific capacity and sustainable development in the South through research as well as South–South and North–South collaborations. It was founded in 1983 by a group of Southern scientists, under the leadership of Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, as an autonomous international organisation. Fellows are citizens of the South; associate fellows are citizens of the North who were born in the South or have made significant contributions to science in the South.
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1978 and hosted by the UN Development Programme, the unit’s primary mandate is to promote, coordinate and support South–South cooperation and cooperation with the UN. It focuses on policy dialogue and development, public–private partnership and southern development exchange.