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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
Applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call has opened in May 2017
Partner Organizations
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Countries
Pakistan
Minimum degree held
PhD 5 - years
Duration
Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
  • 10-Social and Economic Sciences
Age limit
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline
Due to open from April onwards
Partner Organizations
National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa
Countries
South Africa
Minimum degree held
PhD 5 - years
Duration
Up to 3 years
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
Call due to open in April 2017
Partner Organizations
Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand
Countries
Thailand
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 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
40
Sandwich option
no

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