- women scientists;
- scientists from countries not- or poorly-represented in TWAS;
- social & economic scientists;
And approached Palestine Academy for Science and Technology (PALAST), as the national focal point and IAP member, to nominate Palestinian Scientists for TWAS membership.
TWAS is a merit-based academy, and its membership represents the best of science in developing countries. Its main mission is to promote scientific excellence and capacity in the South for science-based sustainable development. The main criterion for election as a TWAS Member is scientific excellence. Only those scientists who have attained the highest international standards and have made significant contributions to the advancement of science can be nominated.