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Teaching Associate position in Earth Sciences & Engineering, KIU Gilgit

Applications are invited for the following post on contract basis for Karakoram International University Gilgit Campus from eligible candidates:

 

S# Department Position Subjects No. of positions Duration Salary
01 Earth Sciences & Engineering Teaching Associate Hard Rocks Economic Geology 01 One semester Rs: 50,000/month fixed

Eligibility and Conditions:

  • Minimum qualification should be M.Phil. in Geology(hard Rocks and Economic Geology).
  • Complete Application along with attested copies of educational degrees, publications, experience certificates, CNIC with all other relevant documents should be submitted to HR Office, Karakoram International University Gilgit.
  • Last date of submission of applications is March 3, 2015.
  • Only shortlisted candidates shall be called for interview.
  • TADA is not admissible.

Download Application Form

Faculty Positions in Karakoram International University, Gilgit

Applications are invited for the following positions at the newly opened Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Karakoram International University (Gilgit Campus).

1. Professor (1 Position) (BPS-21/TTS)
2. Associate Professor (1 Position) (BPS-20/TTS)
3. Assistant Professors (2 Positions) (BPS-19/TTS)

Eligibility Criteria
  • As per Higher Education Commission (www.hec.gov.pk).
  • For position serial number (3), Minimum qualification required is MS (18 years education). Applicants with BS/BE (16 years education are not eligible.
  • Registration with Pakistan Engineering Council is required.
Instructions
  1. PhD degree holder will not be considered for Assistant Professor under BPS.
  2. All rules in true letter & spirit of TTS version 2 & BPS are applicable.
  3. Candidates applying for the above posts are required to submit cross postal order/bank draft of Rs: 1000/- in favor of Treasurer Karakoram International University Gilgit.
  4. Complete application along with attested copies of educational degrees, publications, experience certificates, equivalence certificate (in case of foreign degree), CNIC with all other relevant documents should be submitted to Manager HR Office, Karakoram International University Gilgit. Application Form may be downloaded from KIU website .
  5. Candidates already in service should apply through proper channel; incomplete and late applications shall not be entertained.
  6. Age is relaxable as per government rules.
  7. Only shortlisted candidates shall be called for interview.
  8. Last date of submission of applications is March 2, 2015.

Download Application Form

CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) offers a package of international fellowships, collectively called the “CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)”, to support highly-qualified international scientists and postgraduate students to work and study at CAS institutions and strengthen their scientific collaboration with CAS researchers. The PIFI program is available for four categories of international researchers and students: distinguished scientists, visiting scientists, postdoctoral researchers and international PhD students.

Fellowships

Category A: PIFI for Distinguished Scientists

The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists supports leading international scientists to conduct a lecture tour at CAS for 1-2 weeks. Each professor is invited to visit at least two CAS-affiliated institutions (research institutes or universities) to lecture and interact with CAS researchers and postgraduate students. He or she is also expected to host CAS postdoctoral researchers at CAS expenses at his or her lab for a research stay of 1-3 months.

This fellowship provides each awardee with a stipend of 50,000 per week, to cover all expenses for this lecture tour, including a round-trip international airfare, accommodation, meals, transportation and honorarium.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should be well established and internationally recognized scientists in their respective research fields, havingobtained outstanding scientific accomplishment and prestigious international honors, awards or prizes.

Category B: PIFI for Visiting Scientists

The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Visiting Scientists supports high-caliber international scientists to carry out cooperative projects at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-12 months. The fellowship aims to create or strengthen partnerships between CAS host institutions and the recipients’ home institutions.

The fellowship provides a monthly stipend to cover living expenses, health insurance in China, and economy-class round-trip international travel. Awardees of full professor or equivalent title, associate professor or equivalent title, and assistant professor or equivalent title will receive stipends of 40,000, 30,000 and 20,000 per month respectively.

Eligibility Criteria

 Candidates should have:

  1.  Academic title of at least assistant professor or equivalent;

  2.  A record of outstanding scientific accomplishment;

  3.  Five years’ work experience in a well-known university, research institution or multinational corporation;

  4.  A collaborative research proposal prepared in cooperation with the CAS host institution.

* Successful UK applicants for category B is supported by CAS-Royal Society exchange programs under the “UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund”.

♦  Category C: PIFI for Postdoctoral Researchers

The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers supports promising young international scientists to conduct research at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-2 years.

CAS offers an annual salary to postdoctoral researchers to cover living expenses and health insurance in China. Each selected awardee will receive a pre-tax stipend of200,000 per year. In addition, the fellowship provides an economy-class round-trip international travel.

Eligibility Criteria

 Candidates should:

  1.  Be citizens of a country which has diplomatic relations with China

  2.  Hold a PhD in natural or technological sciences;

  3.  Be under the age of 40;

  4.  Have a recommendation from a CAS host researcher;

  5.  Be able to communicate well with the CAS host researcher;

  6.  Present a collaborative research proposal prepared in cooperation with the CAS host institution.

* Successful UK applicants for category C is supported by CAS-Royal Society exchange programs under the “UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund”.

Category D: PIFI for International PhD Students

The CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship for International PhD Students supports 200 international graduates each year, to pursue their PhD degrees at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or CAS institutes around China.

International students will take regular training courses at UCAS/USTC for about a year and carry out research and dissertation at CAS institutes. In addition to tuition waivers, this program will provide travel support and visa application fees for selected awardee, as well as a monthly allowance to each awardee.

Eligibility Criteria

 Candidates should:

  1.  Be citizens of a country which has diplomatic relations with China ;

  2.  Be under the age of 35;

  3.  Have no other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;

  4.  Meet the admission criteria for international students of UCAS/USTC;

  5.  Hold a Master’s degree before the start of the fellowship period;

  6.  Have working proficiency in either English or Chinese;

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1.  Applications for categories A, B or C must be submitted through the main host institution affiliated to CAS. Applications submitted by individuals will NOT be accepted.

 Before applying:

  ► Identify an appropriate CAS host researcher working as a faculty member at a CAS-affiliated host institution. (For a full list of CAS-affiliated host institutions, please refer to http://english.cas.cn/CASI/.)

  ► Work out a short-term visitor’s program or research proposal with the CAS host researcher before completing the application form.

 Before submitting, the following documents should be prepared:

  ► Application form in English (Please download the application form fromhttp://english.bic.cas.cn/AF/Fe/201408/P020140808520936062440.xls.)

  ► A recent passport-sized digital photograph (in color)

  ► Copy of passport data page

  ► Personal CV in English (including education and work experience)

  ► Copy of the highest obtained educational diploma/degree certificate, and/or professional qualification certificates

  ► Research proposal(except applicants for distinguished scientists), including objective, detailed description of project, timetable and reasons for the collaboration

  ► One recommendation letter from CAS host researcher, in Chinese

  ► For postdoctoral researchers, two recommendation letters from two professors in relevant fields (one of whom should be the applicant’s former PhD supervisor)

 Submission:

  ► Send your application form and all material to your CAS host researcher and he/she will take responsibility to submit your application via our online application system

  ► If the applicant intends to cooperate with more than one CAS institution, it is the responsibility of the main host institution to submit the application.

 Notice:

 The deadline for submitting all material and applications is 15th, September, 2014.

 For further inquiries, please contact:

  Bureau of International Cooperation

  Chinese Academy of Sciences

  52 Sanlihe Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100864, China

  Tel: +86-10-6859 7580

  Fax: +86-10-6851 1095

  Email: casfellowship@cashq.ac.cn

  Website: http://english.bic.cas.cn/

2. Applications for category D must be accepted by your CAS host supervisor. Application CANNOT be submitted to both UCAS and USTC at the same time.

 Before applying:

  ► Identify an eligible host supervisor affiliated with UCAS/USTC universities, schools or CAS institutes, and send him/her an explanatory e-mail together with your CV and research proposal.

    Please visit UCAS or USTC to get the list of eligible schools/institutes and supervisors.

 Before submitting, the following documents should be prepared:

  ► Admission application form for International Students

  ► Supervisor’s comment page with your host supervisor’s signature and CAS-affiliated institution’s stamp

  ► Two recommendation letters from two referees familiar with you and your work (Preferably TWAS members, but not a mandatory requirement)

  ► Notarized photocopy of the certificate of university degrees held (both undergraduate and postgraduate; graduates having just completed their degree may provide a pre-graduation certificate)

  ► Proof of knowledge of English and/or Chinese

  ► Notarized photocopy of transcripts of both undergraduate and post-graduate education

  ► Complete CV

  ► Detailed research proposal

  ► Copy of passport data page

  ► Photocopies of all the title pages and abstracts of maximum 5 published academic papers;

  ► Foreigner physical examination form

 Submission:

  ► Visit the official website of UCAS (http://english.ucas.ac.cn/Pages/default.aspx) or USTC (http://en.ustc.edu.cn/) for the Call for Applications. Each applicant should follow the instruction to file his/her application.

  ► Please DO NOT send any of your supporting documentations directly to UCAS or USTC Fellowship sub-office.

 Notice:

 Applicants currently pursuing PhD degrees at any university/institution in China CANNOT apply for the CAS-TWAS President’s fellowship.

 The deadline for submitting all material and applications is 31st, March, 2015.

 For further inquiries, please contact:

  ► Applicants for UCAS, please inquire:

   CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme UCAS Office (UCAS)

   University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

   19A Yuquanlu, Beijing, 100049, China

   Tel: +86 10 88256424/6206

   Fax: +86 10 88256207

   Email: president-fellowship@ucas.ac.cn

  ► Applicants for USTC, please inquire:

   CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme USTC Office (USTC)

   University of Science and Technology of China

   96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 China

   Tel: +86 551 63607981

   Fax: +86 551 63607982

   Email: presidentfellow@ustc.edu.cn

Laureate Global Fellowships for Social Entrepreneurs

Description

Each year, Youth Action Net selects 20 young social entrepreneurs to participate in the Laureate Global Fellowship through a unique partnership between the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation and the International Youth Foundation. Laureate Global Fellows are distinguished by their track records for success in achieving positive change in their communities, by their innovative approaches, and their ability to mobilize their peers and community members in support of their social change visions. Fellows develop leadership expertise and deepen their impact through a dynamic, yearlong learning experience, and join a network of over 1,000 change-makers like them who continue to benefit from learning opportunities and connections throughout their social change careers. The leadership training and public event will take place October 2-8, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Eligibility

Candidates must be:

  • 18-29 years old as of October 1,2015;
  • Founders of co-founders of existing ventures with at least one year of impact;
  • Fluent in English.

Fellowship

Fellows benefit from a yearlong experience that includes leadership training, coaching/mentoring, advocacy, and networking opportunities. Other Fellowship benefits include:

  • Recognition at a global awards ceremony, through related media outreach, and blogging and speaking opportunities made available through Youth Action Net;
  • Year-round learning opportunities and one-on-one coaching based on Fellows’ individual needs and YouthActionNet’s proven leadership development framework;
  • Being part of a global network of young change-makers, with the chance to connect and collaborate with peers leading change throughout the world;
  • Access to ongoing learning and networking opportunities as a YouthActionNet alumni.

Retreat costs including US visa fees, airfare, ground transportation,accommodation, and group meals will be paid by the International Youth Foundation.

Application

Interested candidates must apply online HERE.

The deadline to apply is 25 March 2015. All applicants will be notified of their status by June 12, 2015.

Deadline: 25 March 2015
Open to: young entrepreneurs aged 18-29
Fellowship: airfare, US visa fees, accommodations and meals, leadership training, coaching/mentoring, advocacy and networking opportunities

For further information please visit the official website.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) – short course, masters and PhD

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.

The NFP has three sub programmes for individual fellowships:

  • Short courses
  • Master’s degree programmes
  • PhD studies

In addition, there are seperate funds for tailor-made training courses and alumni activities.

Read more about NFP Tailor-Made Training on www.nuffic.nl/tmt

Read more about NFP alumni activities on www.hollandalumni.nl

Aim of the NFP

The NFP aims to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of government and non-government organisations.

Each embassy has its own focus area to support the development goals of the Netherlands in each NFP country. The overall objective is to spend 35% of the budget on grants and study programmes in food security and private sector development.

The fellowships are further prioritised as follows:

  • 50% of the budget is for applications from Sub Saharan Africa.
  • 50% of fellowships has to be awarded to female applicants.

The fellowship

An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances.

The fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation.

For whom?

The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. The countries have been classified into two categories (I and II). Category I countries are priority countries and will receive more fellowships.

Candidates have to be nominated by their employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of the organisation.

Criteria

You must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the NFP to be eligible for a fellowship.

To be eligible you:

  • must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list;
  • must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement;
  • must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example:
    • multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft),
    • large national and/or a large commercial organisations,
    • bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid),
    • multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB),
    • international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
  • must have an official and valid passport;
  • must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
  • must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable).

How to apply

You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice, starting 3 February 2015.

  1. Check whether you are in the abovementioned target groups.
  2. Check whether your employer will nominate you.
  3. Find a course.
  4. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice for application procedures.

Read more details….

OHCHR Minorities Fellowship Programme

The Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP) was launched by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in 2005.

Through the MFP, the OHCHR aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities an opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights in general and minority rights in particular. The MFP is intended to assist organizations and communities in protecting and promoting the rights of minorities the fellows belong to.

The MFP is held annually and until 2014 had two linguistic versions: The English language programme has been running since 2005 and the Arabic language programme has started in 2007. The Arabic language component began as a two-week pilot and gradually expanded to five weeks in 2011. The duration of the programmes varied until 2011, when both programmes were decided to last 5 weeks and coincide with the session of the Forum on Minority Issues. In 2014 the Minorities Fellowship Programme acquired a Russian language component, to be fully synchronized with the other two linguistic components.

The Fellows are based at the OHCHR Geneva, Switzerland. The MFP is interactive and consists of briefings on several topics (e.g. the UN system, OHCHR work, human rights mechanisms and instruments), fellows also undertake individual and group assignments.

At the end of the MFP, the fellows should have a general knowledge of the United Nations system, international human rights instruments and mechanisms in general and those relevant to minorities in particular and be capable of further training their communities/organizations. The Programme furthermore serves as an opportunity for human rights activists working towards the protection and promotion of minority rights to expand their partners’ base by building a strategic dialogue with fellow activists from across the globe, the United Nations, relevant Geneva-based NGOs, amongst other partners.

English language component

The English language component of the Minority Fellowship Programme gives selected fellows the opportunity to learn more about the promotion and protection of minority rights, OHCHR, and the UN system as well give them an opportunity to attend the 8th session of the Forum on Minority Issues.

Minorities Fellowship Programme 2015  – Call for applications

Please note that the Minorities Fellowship Programme 2015 will be held from Monday, 26th of October 2015 to Friday, 27th  of November 2015.

The deadline for application for the English component is Monday, 6 April 2015.

Fellows are entitled to the following: a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance for the duration of the Programme; a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

Who can apply?

1. The candidate must belong to a national, ethnic, linguistic or religious minority group (persons who do not belong to a minority group will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with minority communities and/or organizations)

NOTE:
If your community identifies as indigenous, please do not apply to this programme but to our Indigenous Fellowship Programme . Please note that the Indigenous Fellowship is a separate programme and has different application forms and deadlines.

2. Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the Minorities Fellowship Programme, if relevant experience can be demonstrated.

3. Candidates should have ability, willingness and possibility to train other persons belonging to minorities upon return to their respective communities/organizations and should agree to do so.

4. The candidates must have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted (English).

5. The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership, is representative, undertakes work on minority issues and is composed of persons belonging to minorities.

6. The overall goal of the Minorities Fellowship Programme is to offer persons belonging to minorities the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in the field of international human rights in order to assist their organizations and communities in protecting and promoting human and minority rights. Therefore, it is important that the candidate proposed and nominated by a minority organization or community be someone who will return to his or her NGO to work in this field.

Selection process

The selection of fellows reflects a gender and regional balance. The general human rights situation in the respective regions/countries is also taken into consideration as is the situation of the minority community to which the applicant belongs to.

The selection of successful candidates is undertaken by an advisory group composed of OHCHR staff.

In view of the large number of applications, we regret to inform that only successful candidates will be contacted.

How to apply?

Fellowship application forms can be downloaded from the following link:

Application form 2015 – English

Both parts I and II of the application form must be filled in and signed. In addition, application forms need to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating organization or community. Fellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed.

Interested candidates should submit their application indicating “Application to the 2015 Minorities Fellowship Programme” as subject either by e-mail* tominorityfellowships@ohchr.org, by fax to the number +41 22 917 90 08 or by post to:

Application to the 2015 Minorities Fellowship Programme
Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNOG-OHCHR
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

* E-mailed applications must be signed, scanned and submitted as a single PDF file.

Any questions pertaining to the Minorities Fellowship Programme can be directed to the addresses mentioned above.

Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

More details…

Grameen Foundation International Fellowships

Deadline: 1 March, 2015
Open to: candidates worldwide, usually with previous experience in strategy or management consulting or who have worked in global business or in start-up environments
Fellowship: monthly living stipend and benefits package including airfare, health insurance and visa/work permits

Description

Grameen Foundation helps the world’s poorest to improve their lives and eradicate poverty by providing them with access to appropriate financial services, life-changing information and unique income-generating opportunities. The Grameen Foundation Fellowship is a unique opportunity for talented business and technology professionals to gain in-depth, hands-on field experience in the social sector. Each 12-month field placement is individually tailored to match Fellow’s skills and interests with the needs of Grameen Foundation and its partners around the world.

During this one year fellowship year in the field, Fellows work with some of the brightest minds in social innovation on projects designed to accelerate the impact, scale and sustainability of some of the world’s most promising organizations committed to alleviating global poverty. Fellowship placements will likely be in Africa (particularly Uganda, Ghana, and Kenya), Latin America (particularly Colombia and Nicaragua), Asia (particularly India and the Philippines), and the Middle East.

Eligibility

Grameen Foundation Fellowships are open to all interested applicants, regardless of age, education level, or citizenship. However, strong Fellowship candidates typically have experience in strategy or management consulting and/or have worked in global business or in start-up environments. Since most placements will be with Grameen Foundation teams, they also look for expertise in the areas of financial services, health, agriculture, mobile technology, and social entrepreneurship.

Fellowship

Fellows will receive a monthly living stipend and benefits package (including airfare, health insurance and visas/work permits). The monthly living stipend is determined by the cost of living specific to each location and is calculated to cover only those costs associated and incurred during the duration of the Fellows’ field assignment (e.g. housing, food, and phone, internet, and transport).

Application

All application information must be submitted via the online application form including:

  • A short essay (200-400 words) explaining why are you applying for the fellowship, what is your competitive advantage and how do you envision this fellowship experience;
  • Up-to-date resume;
  • Two professional references.

In addition, applicants must complete the Submission Form, including brief descriptions of their experience in any of the following areas and regions:

  • Financial Services, Health, Agriculture, Mobile Technology, Social Enterprises/ Business
  • Africa (particularly Uganda, Ghana, and Kenya), Latin America (particularly Colombia and Nicaragua), Asia (particularly India and the Philippines), and the Middle East.

The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2015.

For questions about the application process please contact: fellowships@grameenfoundation.org

The official website

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2015/02/10/grameen-foundation-international-fellowships/#ixzz3RPXrxc4Q

15 year old from Quetta beats 20 countries in Infomatrix Competition

Waleed BashiWaleed Bashir from Khuzdar, this 15 year old Pakistani recently bagged the Grand Winner position, along with a gold medal, at the International Infomatrix Asia Computer Competition, held between April 18 and 21 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Infomatrix is an annual international computer project competition which aims at bringing together computer science students from across Asia. Although the Infomatrix competitions have been held since 2003, this was the first International Computer Project Olympiad.

This means that Bashir beat out competitors and projects from over 20 countries. Participating nations included Russia, India, Bangladesh, Georgia, Bosnia, Ukraine, Kyrghzstan, Azerbaijan, and Kenya, and judges had to choose between hundreds of projects. They chose Bashir’s ‘Green Automation’ project .

Bashir, a ninth grader at the Quetta chapter of Pakturk International Schools & Colleges, designed an automation system that illustrates how to control a greenhouse with only a computer and an internet connection. With heat, water level, humidity and other factors controlled through strategically installed sensors, there is virtually no need for human attendants,.

That’s not all; the energy required for the functioning of the system is provided by movable solar panels that follow the position of the sun for the best possible energy recovery.

“The honor and the pride belong to my country, Pakistan. They belong to my school and teacher, and to my parents,” he said. “Carrying our flag on an international platform, with dignity and honour, was my dream,” he said.

In addition to this, students from Pakturk schools across the country hold countless awards. Through many international competitions held in 2012, the Quetta chapter of the same institution won a gold medal in Turkmenistan and a silver medal in Turkey.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2013.

TWAS Fellowships for postgraduate, postdoctoral for developing countries 2013

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The 2013 call for proposals is due to open on 2 April (except CNPq which will open mid-April), and therefore the application forms will be available from this date.

IMPORTANT

  • 2013 Call for Applications opens on 2 April 2013
  • Applicants should be aware that they can apply for ONLY ONE of the programmes listed on this page per year. All fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and OWSD are mutually exclusive.
  • Acceptance letters for 2013 applications must show the starting date as 2014  since successful candidates can only start their fellowships in the year following the application.

Postgraduate Training Fellowships

NB: Click here to view general information valid for all of the TWAS Postgraduate Fellowships listed in the following table.

For programme-specific details, click on the relevant programme’s name in the table below:

Where Field Age Limit Programme Partner Organization Duration Deadline
 Brazil Natural sciences 35 years TWAS-CNPq Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue all or part (SANDWICH or FULL-TIME) of their research leading towards  a PhD in the natural sciences in Brazil. National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brasilia, Brazil 4 years 15 June
China Natural sciences 35 years TWAS-CAS Fellowship for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than China) who wish to undertake FULL-TIME PhD research in China. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China 4 years 15 June
India Natural sciences 35 years TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue all or part (SANDWICH or FULL-TIME) of their research leading towards a PhD in newly emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in CSIR laboratories and institutes. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) of India up to 4 years 31 August
India Biotechnology 35 years TWAS-DBT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue all or part (SANDWICH or FULL-TIME) of their research leading towards a PhD in biotechnology at key biotechnology research institutions in India. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India up to 5 years 31 August
India Physical sciences 35 years TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue all or part (SANDWICH or FULL-TIME) of their research leading towards a PhD in physical sciences at the S.N. Bose Centre for Basic Science. S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science, Kolkata, India up to 4 years (plus possibly one year extension) 31 August
India Natural sciences 30 years TWAS-IACS Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in certain fields of natural sciences, including biological chemistry, condensed matter physics, inorganic chemistry, materials science, non conventional energy, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer science, spectroscopy and theoretical physics. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India up to 4 years NEW!
31 August
Kenya Natural sciences 35 years TWAS-icipe Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Kenya) who wish to pursue all or part (SANDWICH or FULL-TIME) of their research leading towards a PhD in the natural sciences at icipe, especially focusing on integrated control methodologies for crop and livestock insect pests and other related arthropods, and insect vectors of tropical diseases. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya up to 3 years 15 September
Malaysia Natural sciences 35 years TWAS-USM Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue studies leading to a PhD degree in the natural sciences. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia up to 3 years 15 September
Mexico Basic natural sciences 30 years TWAS-CONACYT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Mexico) who wish to pursue studies leading to a PhD degree in the natural sciences. National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico up to 4 years to be announced
Pakistan Molecular sciences 35 years TWAS-CEMB Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in molecular biology and molecular genetics. National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Lahore, Pakistan up to 4 years NEW!
31 August
Pakistan Chemical and biological sciences 35 years TWAS-ICCBS Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry. International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi, Pakistan up to 4 years NEW!
31 August

 

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in accordance with an agreement recently signed with TWAS, will cover transportation costs for up to 10 full-time postgraduate fellows each year studying in fields of interest to WMO, such as climate change, climate services, multi- hazard early warning and disaster risk reduction. Applicants who are going through the WMO Permanent Representatives still need to compete for the award through TWAS and the conditions laid out by the prospective host institutions. Beneficiaries will be expected to develop strong links with the National Meteorological Service and their national Permanent Representative to WMO. Further information on the activities of WMO can be accessed throughwww.wmo.int

 

Postgraduate Training for Women only

A similar programme for postgraduate training, but for WOMEN ONLY, is offered by TWAS’s partner organization, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD, formerly TWOWS):

Where Field Age Limit Programme Deadline
Several Developing Countries Natural sciences 40 years OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships at Centres of Excellence in the South  for Women Scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa or Least Developed Countries (LDC):The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) [formerly the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS)] has a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa or Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training in a field of the natural sciences leading to a doctorate degree at a centre of excellence in the South outside their own country 20 August

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

NB: Click here to view general information valid for all of the TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships listed in the following table.

For programme-specific details, click on the relevant programme’s name in the table below:

Where Field Age Limit Programme Partner Organization Duration Deadline
Brazil Natural sciences 45 years TWAS-CNPq Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural sciences in Brazil. National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brasília, Brazil min. 6 to max. 12 months 15 June
India Natural sciences 45 years TWAS-CSIR Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in newly emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in CSIR laboratories and institutes. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) of India min. 6 to max. 12 months 31 August
India Biotechnology 45 years TWAS-DBT Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in biotechnology at key biotechnology research institutions in India. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India min. 12 to max. 18 months 31 August
India Physical sciences 45 years TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the physical sciences at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India. S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science, Kolkata, India min. 6 to max. 12 months 31 August
India Natural sciences 40 years TWAS-IACS Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in certain fields of natural sciences, including biological chemistry, condensed matter physics, inorganic chemistry, materials science, non conventional energy, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer science, spectroscopy and theoretical physics. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India min. 6 to max. 12 months NEW!
31 August
Iran Natural sciences within 5 years from PhD TWAS-IROST Fellowships Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Iran) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in applied agriculture, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer science engineering, advanced material and renewable energies, industrial chemistry and space sciences. The Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), I.R. Iran min. 6 to max. 12 months 15 September
Kenya  Natural sciences within 5 years from PhD TWAS-icipe Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Kenya) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural sciences, especially focusing on integrated control methodologies for crop and livestock insect pests and other related arthropods, and insect vectors of tropical diseases. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya min. 6 to max. 12 months 15 September
 Malaysia  Natural sciences within 5 years from PhD NEW!  TWAS-UPM Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor, Malaysia min. 6 to max. 12 months 15 September
Malaysia Natural sciences within 5 years from PhD TWAS-USM Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia min. 12 months to max. 3 years 15 September
Mexico
Basic natural sciences
40 years
TWAS-CONACYT Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: The National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico City, Mexico, and TWAS offer fellowships for scientists from developing countries (other than Mexico) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural sciences.
National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
min. 6 to max. 12 months to be announced
Pakistan Molecular sciences 45 years TWAS-CEMB Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in molecular biology and molecular genetics. National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Lahore, Pakistan min. 6 to max. 12 months NEW!
31 August
Pakistan Chemical and biological sciences 45 years TWAS-ICCBS Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: 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. International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi, Pakistan min. 6 to max. 12 months NEW!
31 August
Pakistan Physical sciences within 5 years from PhD TWAS-NCP Fellowships Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue advanced research in physical sciences. National Centre for Physics (NCP),Islamabad,
Pakistan
min. 6 to max. 12 months 15 September
 Thailand  Biotechnology within 5 years from PhD TWAS-BIOTEC Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Research: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry. biotechnology, bioinformatics or related discplines. National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Pathumthani, Thailand min. 12 to max. 24 months 15 September

 

 

 

Fellowships for Advanced Research

 

For more details, click on the programme’s name in the table below:

Where Field Age Limit Programme Partner Organization Duration Deadline
Various developing countries Natural sciences no limits TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training: For young scientists in developing countries to spend time at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of the programme is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster linkages for further collaboration. The fellowship includes travel support and a contribution towards subsistence costs. Living expenses are borne by local sources. (none) min. 3 to max. 12 months 1 October
Kenya Natural sciences 55 years TWAS-icipe Fellowships for Visiting Scholars in Kenya: For scientists from developing countries (other than Kenya) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences, especially focusing on integrated control methodologies for crop and livestock insect pests and other related arthropods, and insect vectors of tropical diseases. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya min. 1 to max. 3 months 15 September
Malaysia Natural sciences 55 Years NEW!  TWAS-UPM Fellowships for Visiting Scholars in Malaysia: For scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in natural sciences. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor, Malaysia min. 1 to max. 3 months 15 September
Malaysia Natural sciences 55 years TWAS-USM Fellowships for Visiting Researchers in Malaysia: For scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in natural sciences. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia min. 1 to max. 3 months 15 September
 Pakistan Physical
sciences
55
years
TWAS-NCP Fellowships for Visiting Scholars in Pakistan: For scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue advanced research in physical sciences. National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad,
Pakistan
min. 1 to max. 3 months 15 September

 

Application Forms

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Malala listed to Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Malala YousafzaiPeople whose courage has been met by violence populate history. Few, though, are as young as Malala was when, at 15, a Taliban gunman boarded her school bus in northwestern Pakistan and shot her and two other girls, attempting to both kill Malala and, as the Taliban later said, teach a “lesson” to anyone who had the courage to stand up for education, freedom and self-determination, particularly for girls and women. Or as young as 11, when Malala began blogging for the BBC’s Urdu site, writing about her ambition to become a doctor, her fears of the Taliban and her determination to not allow the Taliban — or her fear — to prevent her from getting the education she needed to realize her dreams.

Malala is now where she wants to be: back in school. The Taliban almost made Malala a martyr; they succeeded in making her a symbol. The memoir she is writing to raise awareness about the 61 million children around the world who are not in school indicates she accepts that unasked-for responsibility as a synonym for courage and a champion for girls everywhere. However Malala concludes her book, her story so far is only just beginning.

Read more: http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/malala-yousafzai/#ixzz2QpOj3K8a