Multiple UNESCO Postdoctoral Fellowships

Scientists from developing countries who have recently earned their PhD can gain invaluable experience working with prominent scientists in a developing country through TWAS fellowships. Postdoctoral fellowships, lasting from six months to three years, are hosted in Brazil, India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand.
  • The results of the call for the 2018 CNPq-TWAS PDoc Fellowship are available here.
  • From 2018 all applications can only be submitted via the online portal once the call is open.
  • Please use the “Apply now” button at the bottom of each programme page to start your application once the call is open.
  • Both the opening and closing dates will be mentioned on each individual programme page.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

TWAS-CNPQ POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brasilia, Brazil, and TWAS offer postdoctoral fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences.
Deadline

To be announced

Partner Organizations

Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development
Host country

Brazil
Eligible nationalities

Minimum degree held

PhD

Duration

Minimum of 6 and 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
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit

Sandwich option

no
TWAS-CSIR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.
Deadline

30 June 2019

Partner Organizations

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Host country

India
Eligible nationalities

Minimum degree held

PhD

Duration

Up to 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
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit

45
Sandwich option

no
TWAS-DBT POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in biotechnology.
Deadline

15 July 2019

Partner Organizations

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India
Host country

India
Eligible nationalities

Minimum degree held

PhD

Duration

Minimum of 12 and maximum of 18 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
  • 09-Physics
Age limit

45
Sandwich option

no
TWAS-SN BOSE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

The S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science in Kolkata, India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in physical sciences.
Deadline

30 June 2019

Partner Organizations

S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Host country

India
Eligible nationalities

Minimum degree held

PhD

Duration

Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 months
Field

  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit

45
Sandwich option

no
TWAS-USM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, Malaysia.
Deadline

15 July 2019

Partner Organizations

Universiti Sains Malaysia
Host country

Malaysia
Eligible nationalities

All developing countries
Minimum degree held

PhD 5 – years

Duration

Minimum of 12 months and maximum of 3 years
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
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit

Sandwich option

no
TWAS-ICCBS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry at 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.
Deadline

30 June 2019

Partner Organizations

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Pakistan
Host country

Pakistan
Eligible nationalities

Minimum degree held

PhD

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
Age limit

45
Sandwich option

no
TWAS-NCP POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in physical sciences in departments and laboratories of the National Centre for Physics (NCP) in Islamabad.
Deadline

30 June 2019

Partner Organizations

National Centre for Physics, Pakistan
Host country

Pakistan
Eligible nationalities

All developing countries
Minimum degree held

PhD 5 – years

Duration

Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months
Field

  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit

Sandwich option

no
TWAS-NRF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

TWAS-NRF Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of two years. They are awarded to scientists from developing countries (other than South Africa) to enable them to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural sciences
Deadline

This programme is NOT opening in 2019

Partner Organizations

National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa
Host country

South Africa
Eligible nationalities

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Rep.
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Rep.
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea Equatorial
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran, Isl. Rep.
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, DPR
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao PDR
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macao
North Macedonia, Republic of
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Taiwan, China
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Minimum degree held

PhD 5 – years

Duration

Up to 3 years
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
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
Age limit

Sandwich option

no
TWAS-BIOTEC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research in the biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand.
Deadline

30 June 2019

Partner Organizations

Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand
Host country

Thailand
Eligible nationalities

Developing countries in the South
Minimum degree held

PhD

Duration

Minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 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
Age limit

40
Sandwich option

no

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