TWAS Postgraduate and postdoctoral fellowship

TWAS Fellowships for Postgraduate Research

Each year, the TWAS Fellowship Programmes, which operate under agreements with governments and national organizations in developing countries – particularly Brazil, China, India and Pakistan – offer a number of fellowships to young scientists from developing countries to carry out postgraduate research in developing countries other than their own.

Currently, there are eight fellowship programmes for postgraduate research, implemented in collaboration with the following parter organizations:
1. National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
The TWAS-CNPq Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to undertake a PhD in the natural sciences in Brazil.
Duration: 4 years. Deadline for applications: 31 August.

2. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
The TWAS-CAS Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than China) who wish to undertake the final year of their PhD research in China.
Duration: 1 year. Deadline for applications: 31 August.

3. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
The TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue all or part (SANDWICH or FULL-TIME) of their research leading towards a PhD in newly emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in CSIR laboratories and institutes. Duration: up to 4 years. Deadline for applications: 1 June Extended: 15 July 2008

4. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India
The TWAS-DBT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue all or part (SANDWICH or FULL-TIME) of their research leading towards a PhD in biotechnology at key biotechnology research institutions in India. Duration: up to 5 years. Deadline for applications: 31 August.

5. S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India
The TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue research leading towards a PhD in physical sciences. Duration: 4 years (plus possibility of one year extension). Deadline for applications: 31 August.

6. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India
The TWAS-IACS Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in certain fields of natural sciences, including biological chemistry, condensed matter physics, inorganic chemistry, materials science, non conventional energy, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer science, spectroscopy and theoretical physics. Duration: up to 4 years. Deadline for applications: 30 June Extended: 15 July 2008.

7. National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Pakistan
The TWAS-CEMB Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in molecular biology and molecular genetics. Duration: up to 4 years. Deadline for applications: 30 June Extended: 15 July 2008.

8. International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Pakistan
The TWAS-ICCBS Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry.

Duration: up to 4 years. Deadline for applications: 30 June Extended: 15 July 2008.

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