TWAS-International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Fellowship Programme, 2018

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International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and TWAS are inviting fellowship opportunities for developing countries’ scholars. Fellowships are awarded in the field of Chemical and Biological Sciences.

TWAS’s mission is to recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world.

TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries – is an autonomous international organization founded in Triste, Italy. TWAS represents, support and encourage the pursuit excellence in science in developing countries.

Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English if the medium of education was not English.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research postgraduate (Ph.D.) and postdoctoral level.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Chemical and Biological Sciences. The following areas include Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences.

Scholarship Award: 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.

Scholarship can be taken in Pakistan

Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

    • be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the year of application,
    • 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;
    • for SANDWICH Fellowships: be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (see sample on page 6) OR
    • FULL-TIME Fellowships:  be willing to register at the University of Karachi (Pakistan);
    • provide an official Acceptance Letter from the supervisor or head of department at ICCBS (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS (Prof. M.I. Choudhary at [email protected] or [email protected]) 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.

Postdoctoral

  • be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the year of application;
  • hold a PhD 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;
  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;
  • provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter from the supervisor or head of department at ICCBS (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS, Prof. M. I. Choudhary  ([email protected] or [email protected]) who will facilitate the assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Choudhary applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline and two recommendation 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.

Nationality: Citizens of developing countries (other than Pakistan) can apply for this fellowship programme.

List of Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan,Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala,Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a field of natural sciences;

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English if the medium of education was not English.

Scholarships for Developing Countries

How to Apply: 

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is until 31 August 2017.
  • 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 selection
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper and SIGNED. The subject line must contain ICCBS/PG and the candidate’s surname. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  • Applications can only be accepted via the online portal using the apply now button at the bottom of this page.

PhD Form

Postdoctoral Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 31, 2017.

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