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TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training for Young Scientists in Developing Countries 2018

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TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own.

Application Deadline: 1st October 2018

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

Field of Study: Natural sciences

About the Award: The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • The fellowships are for research and advanced training. They are offered to young scientists holding at least an MSc or equivalent degree.
  • Eligible applicants for the fellowships are young scientists working in any area of natural sciences who are citizens of a developing country and are employed by a research institution in a developing country.
  • There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and those working in Least Developed Countries.
  • Institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China, are not eligible host institutions under this programme. Applicants interested in conducting a fellowship in China are required to check whether their chosen host is a CAS institute. For a complete list of CAS institutes, see: english.cas.cn/institutes/. Applicants wishing to attend a CAS institute should either apply to the CAS-TWAS President’s Postgraduate Fellowship Programme or consider the CAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries.

Selection Criteria: Fellowships are awarded by the TWAS Fellowships Committee on the basis of scientific merit.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: 

  • TWAS covers international low-cost airfare plus a contribution towards subsistence amounting to a maximum of USD 300 per month. No other costs will be provided by TWAS.
  • The host institution is expected to provide accommodation and food as well as research facilities.

Duration of Program: 3-12 months

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the online application form by clicking HERE. While filling in the online application, applicants also need to upload the following documentation:

  • scanned copy of your passport, even if expired (page with your name and surname);
  • CV, maximum five pages including a list of 6 publications;
  • Supporting Statement from Head of Home Institution;
  • two reference letters of senior scientists familiar with your work. Please note that the Head of your Home Institution cannot be one of your referees;
  • MSc certificate and relevant university transcripts;
  • Official invitation letter from the  Head of the Host Insitute;

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Award Provider: The World Academy of Science (TWAS)

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