TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to do advanced research in the natural sciences at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia.
- TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowships are based in UPM research laboratories and institutes in Malasia for a least period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
- UPM will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance.
- The award of fellowship is subject to obtaining in due course a final offer letter of admission from UPM that must be approved by UPM University’s Committee. Upon receipt of the UPM-TWAS award letter from TWAS, applicants will need to contact in due course the UPM School of Graduate Studies to apply for final offer letter. In case the application for final offer letter of admission is not approved by UPM, this award will become insignificant and void.
- The language of instruction is English.
Candidates applying for these fellowships must meet following criteria:
- Candidate should be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia).
- Candidate must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country.
- Candidate must hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
- Candidate must apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences
- Candidate will provide proof of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
- Candidate will provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of fellowship;
- Candidate should not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
- Candidate be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
- Candidate must be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and have a research assignment there;
- Provide an official Acceptance letter (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 6). The guideline to obtain Acceptance letter is available at School of Graduate Studies, UPM website. The URL link is HERE.
- Please note that applicant must have already contacted a potential host supervisor/professor in UPM before sending their request for an acceptance letter to School of Graduate Studies, UPM.
- The acceptance letter must come from Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, UPM only.
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
How to Apply
The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 September of each year.
- Candidates should submit Acceptance Letter issued from Dean of graduate studies UPM to TWAS when applying or by deadline at the latest. Without initial acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
- Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters on their letter headed paper as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS. The subject line must contain: UPM/PDoc/candidate’s surname.
- Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS only (by email).
TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240-314
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
(Attention: Mr. Saiful Maskan)
Tel: +603-8946 4207/4216
Fax: +603-8946 4232
|Subject areas||Science and Technology|
|Deadline||15 September 2017|
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TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease and poverty. From the start, the Academy had essential support from Italian scientists and political leaders.
Through three decades, TWAS’s mission has remained consistent:
- Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world;
- Respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology;
- Promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation;
- Encourage scientific research and sharing of experiences in solving major problems facing developing countries.
TWAS and its partners offer over 600 fellowships per year to scientists in the developing world who want to pursue PhDs and postdoctoral research. TWAS prizes and awards are among the most prestigious given for scientific work in the developing world. The Academy distributes more than USD1 million in research grants every year to individual scientists and research groups. It supports visiting scientists and provides funding for regional and international science meetings.
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