TWAS-ICCBS 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Young Scientists

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This fellowship programme is hosted yearly by International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and TWAS for young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.

The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) – consisting of H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular and Drug Research are responsible for the TWAS-ICCBS 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme – designed 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.

The Fellowship sponsors will provide a monthly stipend that 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.

TWAS-ICCBS 2020 Postgraduate Fellowship Programme Info

  • The sponsors make provision for monthly allowance to take care of living costs feeding allowance, housing, transportation (local), and minor incidental illness.
  • English is the language of instruction.
  • The 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme is tenable at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) – consisting of H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and 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.

Criteria for Eligibility

Intending applicants for the fellowship must attain the following criteria:

  • maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • must be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;
  • must provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • provision of an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from ICCBS (see sample letter that can be downloaded below or contained in the online application form). All requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS, Prof. M. I. Choudhary at:  (hej@cyber.net.pk or pcmd@cyber.net.pk or protocol.iccbs@iccs.edu) who will ensure facilitation of assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Choudhary, intending applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with a copy of their CV, a research proposal outline, and two recommendation letters. See sample preliminary acceptance letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form.
  • 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.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 July 2020.
  • 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.

For further information, access the TWAS-ICCBS 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme application portal

To submit an application, click here.

 

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