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Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Scientists from developing countries who have recently earned their PhD can gain invaluable experience working with prominent scientists in a developing country through TWAS fellowships. Postdoctoral fellowships, lasting from six months to three years, are hosted in Brazil, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan and Thailand. New fellowships are now available with South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF). As of this year, the following PDoc fellowship programmes will be going online and to apply, candidates will need to submit a new online application form: CSIR, India; CIIT, Pakistan; DBT, India; ICCBS, Pakistan; UPM PDoc, Malaysia and BIOTEC PDoc, Thailand.. Applications for these fellowship programmes will ONLY be accepted via the online portal. These fellowships will open one at a time and not simultaneously as in the past! Please see the overview page for more specific dates. For programmes not listed above, the application submission will continue as in the past.
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Deadline
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Partner Organizations
Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development
Countries
Brazil
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call has opened in mid April 2017
Partner Organizations
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Countries
India
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Up to 12 months
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
45
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call has opened in May 2017
Partner Organizations
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India
Countries
India
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Minimum of 12 and maximum of 18 months
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
45
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Due to open from April onwards
Partner Organizations
S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Countries
India
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
45
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Due to open from April onwards
Partner Organizations
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Countries
India
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
40
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call has opened in August 2017
Partner Organizations
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Countries
Malaysia
Minimum degree held
PhD 5 - years
Duration
Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call has opened in August 2017
Partner Organizations
Mexican National Council for Science and Technology
Countries
Mexico
Minimum degree held
PhD 5 - years
Duration
Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Due to open from April onwards
Partner Organizations
Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, Pakistan
Countries
Pakistan
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
Age limit
45
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call has opened in July 2017
Partner Organizations
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Pakistan
Countries
Pakistan
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 01-Agricultural Sciences
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
Age limit
45
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Due to open from April onwards
Partner Organizations
National Centre for Physics, Pakistan
Countries
Pakistan
Minimum degree held
PhD 5 - years
Duration
Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit
Sandwich option
no

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