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TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2022

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TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2022: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — 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.

Applications are invited from young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences to apply for the TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship.

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TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2022.

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.

Duration: Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.

Field:
01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences

Programme Details

  • TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate 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 studies leading to a PhD degree in the following fields: organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology, physical chemistry or analytical chemistry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility Criteria for TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the 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 (see sample);
  • provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from ICCBS (see sample preliminary acceptance letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS (Prof. M.I. Choudhary at iqbal.choudhary@iccs.eduhej@cyber.net.pk or pcmd@cyber.net.pk or protocol.iccbs@iccs.edu) 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.

Eligible Countries:

Developing Countries in the South. Most TWAS programmes focus on supporting science and engineering in the listed developing countries through PhD fellowships, visiting scientists and other opportunities.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Antigua and Barbuda
  5. Argentina
  6. Aruba
  7. Azerbaijan
  8. Bahamas
  9. Bahrain
  10. Bangladesh
  11. Barbados
  12. Belize
  13. Benin
  14. Bhutan
  15. Bolivia
  16. Botswana
  17. Brazil
  18. Brunei
  19. Burkina Faso
  20. Burundi
  21. Cambodia
  22. Cameroon
  23. Cape Verde
  24. Central African Rep.
  25. Chad
  26. Chile
  27. China
  28. Taiwan, China
  29. Colombia
  30. Comoros
  31. Congo, Dem. Rep.
  32. Congo, Rep.
  33. Costa Rica
  34. Côte d’Ivoire
  35. Cuba
  1. Djibouti
  2. Dominica
  3. Dominican Rep.
  4. Ecuador
  5. Egypt
  6. El Salvador
  7. Eritrea
  8. Eswatini, Kingdom of
  9. Ethiopia
  10. Fiji
  11. Gabon
  12. Gambia
  13. Ghana
  14. Grenada
  15. Guadeloupe
  16. Guatemala
  17. Guinea
  18. Guinea Equatorial
  19. Guinea-Bissau
  20. Guyana
  21. Haiti
  22. Honduras
  23. India
  24. Indonesia
  25. Iran, Isl. Rep.
  26. Iraq
  27. Jamaica
  28. Jordan
  29. Kazakhstan
  30. Kenya
  31. Kiribati
  32. Kuwait
  33. Kyrgyzstan
  34. Lao PDR
  35. Lebanon
  1. Lesotho
  2. Liberia
  3. Libya
  4. Madagascar
  5. Malawi
  6. Malaysia
  7. Maldives
  8. Mali
  9. Mauritania
  10. Mauritius
  11. Mexico
  12. Micronesia, Federated States of
  13. Mongolia
  14. Morocco
  15. Mozambique
  16. Myanmar
  17. Namibia
  18. Nepal
  19. Nicaragua
  20. Niger
  21. Nigeria
  22. Oman
  23. Pakistan
  24. Palau
  25. Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)
  26. Panama
  27. Papua New Guinea
  28. Paraguay
  29. Peru
  30. Philippines
  31. Qatar
  32. Rwanda
  33. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  34. Samoa
  1. São Tomé and Príncipe
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Senegal
  4. Seychelles
  5. Sierra Leone
  6. Solomon Islands
  7. Somalia
  8. South Africa
  9. South Sudan
  10. Sri Lanka
  11. Sudan
  12. Suriname
  13. Syria
  14. Tajikistan
  15. Tanzania
  16. Thailand
  17. Timor-Leste
  18. Togo
  19. Tonga
  20. Trinidad and Tobago
  21. Tunisia
  22. Turkey
  23. Turkmenistan
  24. Tuvalu
  25. Uganda
  26. United Arab Emirates
  27. Uruguay
  28. Uzbekistan
  29. Vanuatu
  30. Venezuela
  31. Vietnam
  32. Yemen
  33. Zambia
  34. Zimbabwe

How to Apply for TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2022.

Please use the “apply now” button at the bottom of this page to start your application once the call is open.

APPLY NOW

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible. For the Acceptance letters, applicants are requested to provide their two-page curriculum vitae (CV), copy of the last degree, and at least two letters of recommendation (preferably one from the current supervisor).

Submitting your application

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 4 July 2022.
  • 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.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.
  • Applications can only be accepted via the online portal using the apply now button at the bottom of this page. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.

Contact Details

• TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2240 687
Fax: +39 040 2240689
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org

• International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS)
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Director
University of Karachi
Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Tel: +92 21 4824 924, 4824 925
Fax: +92 21 4819 018, 4819 019
E-mail: hej@cyber.net.pkpcmd@cyber.net.pkprotocol.iccbs@iccs.edu

Application Closing Date.

The Application Deadline for TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme is 4 July 2022.

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