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


With the world’s largest South-South PhD and post-doctoral research fellowship programme, TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education and experience at top global science institutions. TWAS currently has about 370 PhD fellowships with 8 partners in six countries, and about 100 postdoctoral fellowships with 9 partners in five countries.


From 2018 all applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call is open.

Please use the "Apply now" button at the bottom of each programme page to start your application once the call is open.

Both the opening and closing dates will be mentioned on each individual programme page.


Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.

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 2018 CAS-TWAS President's fellowships are available at the links indicated below according to the chosen host university.






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.

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