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TWAS-CIIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
The TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural or social sciences.
Deadline
31 August 2017
Host country
Pakistan
Eligible nationalities
Level
Postdoc
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
None
Sandwich option
no

STARTING IN 2017 APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE PORTAL USING THE APPLY NOW BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Programme details

  • TWAS-CIIT Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
  • NEW- CIIT-TWAS PDoc Fellowships are also offered in the following social and economic sciences - Development Studies, International Economics, Development Economics, Education and Science Education, Gender Studies, International Relations, Political Science.

  • CIIT will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  •  The language of instruction is English.

Eligibility

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
  • must not be on site in Pakistan;
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • IF applying in a field of eligible social sciences, hold a PhD degree in a field of social sciences;
  • apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree,
  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;
  • provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter from CIIT (see sample Acceptance Letter in guidelines). Requests for acceptance must be sent to Dr. Tariq-Ur-Rahman, (tariqurrahman@comsats.edu.pk) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Dr. Tariq-Ur-Rahman, applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline;
  • 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.

 

Submitting your application

  • The call for applications is open until 8 August 2017.
  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from CIIT 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. The subject line must contain CIIT/PDoc and the candidate’s surname.
  • Applicants to the TWAS-CIIT Postdoctoral Programme should send a copy of their application (by e-mail) to CIIT.
  • Applications can only be accepted via the online portal using the apply now button at the bottom of this page.

 

Contact details

• TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2240 314 Fax: +39 040 2240 689
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org

• COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
Dr. Tariq-Ur-Rahman, Advisor (German Desk), International Office
Park Road, Chak Shahzad
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+9251) 9049 5272
Fax: (+9251) 924 7010
E-mail: tariqurrahman@comsats.edu.pk

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