For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia.

Deadline: 15 September 2015
Partner Organizations: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Country: Malaysia
Level: Postdoc
Minimum degree held: PhD 5 – years
Duration: Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months

Programme Details


Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country;
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
  • apply for the fellowship within five (5) years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and hold a research assignment there;
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter (see sample Acceptance Letter in guidelines). Requests for an acceptance letter must be directed to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, UPM ( who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. The acceptance letter must come from the Dean of the UPM School of Graduate Studies only (and NOT from any Head of Department or supervisors at UPM).
  • In contacting the Dean of the UPM School of Graduate Studies, the applicants must accompany their request for an acceptance letter with copy of their latest CV, a short write-up of research proposal (maximum 3 pages), a copy of the PhD certificate and the transcripts of each degree qualification starting from the BSc;
  • 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.

Submitting your application

Contact Details

• TWAS Fellowships Office

ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240-314
Fax: +39 040 2240-689

Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel:       +603-8946 4201
Fax:      +603-8946 4232