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Young Scientists from Developing Countries TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme, 2017

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Offers are currently available for The TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research fellowships for young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD in natural or social sciences. Applicants are to submit applications before the stated deadline and eligibility criteria is a noteworthy information.

Application Deadline: 31st August, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): Pakistan

Eligible Field of Study: An eligible candidate must hold an MSc degree in a field of natural sciences(Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics). If applying in a field of eligible social sciences, hold an MSc degree in a field of social sciences.

About the Award: The TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD in natural or social sciences. Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of 3 years (up to 18 months for a sandwich programme).

Type: PhD Fellowship

Eligibility: Candidates for this fellowship 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;
  • Be a maximum age of 35 years by 31 December in the year of application;
  • For SANDWICH Fellowships: be registered Ph.D. students in a developing country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (see sample in guidelines);
  • For Full-time Fellowships: be willing to register at a university in Pakistan;
  • Provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • Provide an official Acceptance Letter from CIIT. Requests for acceptance must be sent to Dr. Tariq-Ur-Rahman (by e-mail: tariqurrahman-at-comsats.edu.pk) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Dr. Tariq-Ur-Rahman, candidates 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.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Fellowship: 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.

Duration of Fellowship: Minimum of six months to a maximum of 3 years (up to 18 months for a sandwich programme)

How to Apply: Starting in 2017, applications can only be submitted via the online portal using the APPLY NOW button at the bottom of this page.

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Award Provider: TWAS, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology(CIIT)

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