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12 September 2013

Fellowships in Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Thailand

Postgraduate, postdoctoral, visiting scholar and advanced research fellowships are available to scientists from developing countries. Deadlines for applications vary; for Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand the deadline is 15 September; for Mexico it is 30 September.

Fellowships in Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, ThailandTWAS is accepting applications for its postgraduate, postdoctoral, visiting scholars and advanced research fellowship programmes. The fellowships are offered to scientists from developing countries and are tenable at centres of excellence in various countries in the South, including Brazil, China, Kenya, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Thailand. Eligible fields include: agricultural and biological sciences, medical and health sciences, chemistry, engineering, astronomy, space and earth sciences, mathematics and physics.

Please see this page for the latest information regarding all these programmes, including eligibility criteria, deadlines, etc, and to download the application forms. Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

For the following programmes, the deadline for applications is 15 September:

  • Iran: for young scientists from developing countries (other than Iran) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) in applied agriculture, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer science engineering, advanced material and renewable energies, industrial chemistry and space sciences.
  • Kenya: for young scientists from developing countries (other than Kenya) who wish to pursue research in the natural sciences (especially with focus on integrated control methodologies for crop and livestock insect pests, related arthropods, or insect vectors of tropical diseases):
  • Malaysia: for young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia):
  • Mexico: for scientists from developing countries (other than Mexico) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in basic natural sciences in Mexico.
  • Pakistan: for scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research or advanced research as visiting scholar at the National Centre for Physics (NCP) in Islamabad.
  • Thailand: for young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics or related disciplines at BIOTEC in Thailand.
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