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TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2020

Applications are open for the TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2020. The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.

TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral 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 – for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months in the following fields: organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology, physical chemistry or analytical chemistry.

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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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TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship

ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation, local transportation and incidental minor illness. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.


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Requirements for TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Qualification

  1. Applicants must be a maximum age of 45 years on December 31 of the application year.
  2. Be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
  3. Hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
  4. Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  5. Be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;
  6. Provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  7. Provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from ICCBS. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS, Prof. M. I. Choudhary  ([email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]) who will facilitate the assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Choudhary applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline and two recommendation letters.
  8. Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  9. Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  10. Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  11. Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

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Application Deadline

July 31, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) on onlineforms.twas.org to apply
  1. 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
  2. Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper and SIGNED. The subject line must contain ICCBS/PDoc and the candidate’s surname. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.

For more details, visit TWAS-ICCBS website


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