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TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries

Last updated: May 27, 2023

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Target: Developing Countries,

Award Value: 100% Funding,

Host Institution: TWAS-ICCBS


Expired 296 days ago

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Developing CountriesThe TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate  Fellowship Programme is open to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences. Fellows will be provided with stipends to cover food, accommodation, local transportation and minor expenses. Interested candidates are urged to apply until June.

Program Details

  • TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) – comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular and Drug Research – for studies leading to a PhD degree in the following fields: organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology, physical chemistry or analytical chemistry.
  • The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period to be decided with ICCBS.
  • The language of instruction is English.

Check Also: Amsterdam Talent Scholarships for Developing Countries, Netherlands

Fellowship Benefits

ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs, such as food, accommodation, local transportation and incidental minor illness. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • hold a Master’s degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  • provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (see sample);
  • be registered for a PhD degree in their home country (SANDWICH option) in order to apply for the fellowship.
  • provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from ICCBS (see sample preliminary acceptance letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS (Prof. M.I. Choudhary at hej@cyber.net.pk or or protocol.iccbs@iccs.edu) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Choudhary, applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline and two reference letters;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

See Also: DAAD Master of Science Scholarship, Germany

Application Procedure

  • Applications can only be accepted via the online portal. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available.
  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from ICCBS when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered. For the Acceptance letters, applicants are requested to provide their two-page CV, copy of the last degree, and at least two letters of recommendation (preferably one from the current supervisor).
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper and SIGNED.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 June 2023 (midnight CEST time).

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