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IsDB-TWAS 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Early-career Researchers

The IsDB and TWAS are currently accepting applications from suitable qualified candidates for its 2020 scholarship. Early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and TWAS.

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About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

TWAS The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. 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 r... read more


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IsDB-TWAS Posgraduate scholarship


Aim and Benefits of IsDB-TWAS Posgraduate scholarship

  1. They are awarded to young scientists from 21 IsDB Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs) to enable them to undertake postdoctoral research in areas of science relevant to sustainability science (see list in guidelines below).
  2. Through the Fellowships, the selected scientist will be provided with a monthly allowance on the basis of the cost of living in the host country to cover expenses such as accommodation, food and health insurance.
  3. The fellowship award will offer an allowance for bench fee costs up to USD2,565 as a contribution towards laboratory expenses necessary for the awardee’s research.
  4. The fellowship award will also cover the cost of a round-trip air ticket up to USD1,000. Any other travel needed, including airport transfers and local transportation, will be the awardee’s responsibility.
  5. Information about living conditions, such as possibilities of accommodation, transportation, and any other issues related to the candidate’s stay in the host country must be obtained directly from the host institution. Neither TWAS nor IsDB can provide this information.

Duration of Award: IsDB -TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable for a minimum period of three months to a maximum period of six months.


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Requirements for IsDB-TWAS Posgraduate scholarship Qualification

 Applicants for IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a PhD degree in an area of science relevant to the research area of the Fellowship programme
  2. Age up to 45 years
  3. Has minimum 5 years of experience in the field of research after the PhD
  4. Host Institute must be in a developing country
  5. Provide an official acceptance letter from the Host Institute
  6. Must be a national of and resident in an IsDB LDMC
  7. Must be employed at an institution in his/her home country

Awarded scholars must:

  1. Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship
  2. Present a research plan agreed by her/his host supervisor
  3. Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members
  4. Be autonomous in regard to visa application, health insurance and housing in the host country

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Application Deadline

June 8, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) on onlineforms.twas.org to apply
  1. Applications must be submitted only online via the link on the bottom of the webpage. Applications submitted by any other means will not be considered
  2. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Therefore, it is recommended to submit your electronic application, as early as possible
  3. Incomplete applications will not be considered
  4. Please note that a researcher may only submit one application at a time and for only one kind of grant or fellowship (i.e. either an IsDB-TWAS Fellowship, or a TWAS Research Grant or the OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowship). 
  5. For any queries please write to [email protected]

For more details, visit TWAS website



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