the world academy of sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries


PhD and Postdoctoral Research fellowships are crucial for building scientific strength in developing countries.


As of 2017, the following fellowship programmes will be going online and to apply, candidates will need to submit a new online application form:

CSIR, India; DBT, India; CIIT, Pakistan and ICCBS, Pakistan.

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.

Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year from among the programmes offered by TWAS. 


The results for the 2017 CNPq-TWAS fellowships are available HERE, for both Doctoral and Postdoctoral resutls 

The results for the 2017 CAS-TWAS President's fellowships are available here:

The results for the 2017 (starting in 2018) NRF-TWAS Fellowships are available here: for doctoral results and for Postdoctoral results.


Click the links below to get an overview of all fellowship opportunities, both for postgraduates wishing to earn a PhD (PhD fellowships), and for those candidates interested in postdoctoral fellowships.

Research Grants
Funding helps researchers in the developing world to purchase lab equipment and supplies.

TWAS funds several programmes that provide grants to researchers in some developing countries for specialized equipment, consumable supplies and Master of Science students. The grant money goes to individual scientists and research groups.



Scientific Meetings
Grants support high-level international and regional scientific meetings in developing countries.

TWAS offers financial assistance to the organizers of international and regional scientific conferences, workshops, symposia and special meetings in the developing world. 

Prizes and Awards
TWAS honours are among the most prestigious given for research in the developing world.

TWAS has long recognized that prizes and awards provide an incentive for scientists to do their best work, while winning global recognition. They range from the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, which celebrates the very best research in the South, to prizes awarded to early-career scientists already making impressive contributions to their field.

Visiting Scientists
Share your projects and your expertise in developing nations as a visiting researcher or professor.
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