TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships Programme, 2020-2021

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships Programme, 2020-2021

Pakistan 31 Jul 2020


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Host Country
31 Jul 2020
Study level
Opportunity type
Opportunity funding
Full funding
Eligible Countries
This opportunity is destined for all countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

The TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships Programme are offered to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.

Fellowships are tenable at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular and Drug Research.

Applicants must be registered for a PhD degree in their home country (SANDWICH option) in order to apply for the fellowship. The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period to be decided with ICCBS.

Programme Details

  • Host institution: International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Pakistan.
  • Research Fields: organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology, physical chemistry or analytical chemistry.
  • Duration: Up to 12 months.
  • Number of Awards: Not specified.
  • Eligible countries: Open to nationals of developing countries (other than Pakistan).

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships Benefits

Winners of the TWAS-ICCBS Fellowship will be provided with a monthly stipend to cover living costs, such as food, accommodation, local transportation and incidental minor illness. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships Eligibility

Applicants for the TWAS-ICCBS Fellowships must meet following criteria:

  • be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • hold a Master’s degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  • provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter from the supervisor or head of department at ICCBS. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS (Prof. M.I. Choudhary at [email protected] or [email protected]) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Choudhary, applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline and two reference letters;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

Application instructions

Interested applicants who would like to apply for this scholarship, must click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit their applications. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available here.

Important Notice

  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from ICCBS when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper and SIGNED.
  • Applications for the TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships Programme can only be accepted via the online portal.

Be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio.

The deadline to submit applications has been extended to . For more details on TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships, please visit the official page.

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