Opportunities

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.
  • 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.
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no
Deadline expired
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
Deadline expired
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
To be announced
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
no
Deadline expired
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 expired
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
Deadline expired
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
Deadline expired
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 expired
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 expired
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
no
The call is closed
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
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