Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Through TWAS fellowships—lasting from three months to three years—scientists from developing countries who have recently earned their PhD can gain invaluable experience working with prominent colleagues in other developing countries

To expedite the submission of your application, please, follow the recommendation below:

  • Applications can be submitted only through the online portal and only once the call for the programme of your choice is open
  • To start your application, use the "Apply now" button at the bottom of the programme of your choice
  • Candidates need to upload, along with their application, a preliminary acceptance letter issued in the same year of the application itself by their chosen host institution. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the acceptance letter from the chosen host institutions as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call of the programme of their choice
  • The opening and closing dates of each programme are specified on each programme page
  • Applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio
  • Applicants may not visit another institution in that year under any other TWAS programme.
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no
Deadline
30 July 2021
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
no
Deadline
31 July 2021
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
no
Deadline
31 August 2021
Partner Organizations
COMSATS University Islamabad
Host country
Pakistan
Eligible nationalities
Minimum degree held
PhD 5 - years
Duration
Minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months
Field
  • 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 03-Biological Systems and Organisms
  • 05-Chemical Sciences
  • 06-Engineering Sciences
  • 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • 08-Mathematical Sciences
  • 09-Physics
  • 10-Social and Economic Sciences
Age limit
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline Extended
31 July 2021
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
no
Deadline
20 September 2021
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
Age limit
45
Sandwich option
no
no
Deadline Extended
26 July 2021
Partner Organizations
Islamic Development Bank
Host country
Eligible nationalities
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Benin
Burkina Faso
Chad
Comoros
Djibouti
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Niger
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Togo
Uganda
Yemen
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
From 3 to 6 months
Field
  • 00-Interdisciplinary
Age limit
45
Sandwich option
no
no
The call is closed
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
no
The call is closed
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
no
The call is closed
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
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