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TWAS Fellowships: Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s PhD Fellowship



Application Deadline: 31st March 2019

TWAS/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s PhD Fellowship Details and FAQs

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According to an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.

TWAS Fellowships: Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s PhD Fellowship

This CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme provides students/scholars that are non-Chinese citizens an opportunity to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China.

Under the terms of the CAS-TWAS agreement, travel from their home countries to China will be provided to the fellowship awardees in order to begin the fellowship in China (one trip only per student/scholar). TWAS will select 80 awardees from developing countries to support their international travel, while CAS will support the other 120. Visa fee will also be covered (once only per awardee) as a lump sum of USD 65 after all the awardees are on site in China. Any awardee on site in China, the host country, at the time of application will NOT be eligible for any travel or visa reimbursement.

According to an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.

When is the application deadline?

31st March 2019

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

International

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

China

Eligible Fields of Study

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

What is the category of this opportunity?

PhD

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants must:

  • Be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2018;
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
  • Not hold Chinese citizenship;
  • Applicants for doctoral study should also:
  • Meet the admission criteria for international students of UCAS/USTC
  • Hold a master degree before the beginning of the fall semester: 1 September, 2019.
  • Provide evidence that he/she will return to their home country on completion of their studies in China according to CAS-TWAS agreement.
  • Provide proof of knowledge of English or Chinese language.

How many scholarship awards are available?

200

Value of Fellowship

  • Thanks to generous contribution of CAS, fellowship awardees will receive a monthly stipend (to cover accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS through UCAS/USTC, depending on whether he/she has passed the qualification test arranged by UCAS/USTC for all doctoral candidates after admission. All awardees will also be provided tuition and application fee waivers.
  • Under the terms of the CAS-TWAS agreement, travel from their home countries to China will be provided to the fellowship awardees in order to begin the fellowship in China (one trip only per student/scholar). TWAS will select 80 awardees from developing countries to support their international travel, while CAS will support the other 120. Visa fee will also be covered (once only per awardee) as a lump sum of USD 65 after all the awardees are on site in China.

Duration of Fellowship

Up to 4 years

How to Apply for the Programme

  • It is important to go through the Application Process on the Fellowship Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

  • Goodluck

Fellowship Webpage


TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Details and FAQs

TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments, institutions and laboratories of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) for a minimum period of six (6) months to a maximum period of twelve months and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) to enable them to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences.

The award of the fellowship is subject to obtaining in due course a final offer letter of admission from UPM that must be approved by the UPM University’s Committee. Upon receipt of the UPM-TWAS award letter from TWAS, candidates will need to contact in due course the UPM School of Graduate Studies to apply for the final offer letter. In case the application for the final offer letter of admission is not approved by UPM, this award will become null and void.

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia.

When is the application deadline?

31st August 2018

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Developing Countries (other than Malaysia)

In which host country will I be studying?

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia

What is the category of this opportunity?

Fellowship

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia);
  • must not

    hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country;

  • hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
  • apply for the fellowship within four (4) years

    of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;

  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Malaysia) and hold a research assignment there;
  • Provide an official Acceptance letter. The guideline to obtain the Acceptance letter is available at the School of Graduate Studies, UPM website. The URL link to the website is http://www.sgs.upm.edu.my/content/preliminary_acceptance_letter_application_guideline-30899
  • Please note that the applicant must have already identified a potential host supervisor/professor in UPM before sending their request for an acceptance letter to the School of Graduate Studies, UPM.
  • The acceptance letter must come from the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, UPM only (and NOT

    from any other Head of Department or supervisors at UPM).

  • In contacting the Dean of the UPM School of Graduate Studies, the applicants must

    accompany their request for an acceptance letter with copy of their latest CV, a short write-up of research proposal (maximum 3 pages), a copy of the PhD certificate and the transcripts of each degree qualification starting from the BSc;

  • 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.

How many scholarship awards are available?

Not specified

What are the benefits of the award?

UPM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.

What is the duration of the programme?

Minimum period of six (6) months and maximum of twelve (12) months

How to Apply for the Programme

Applicants should submit the acceptance letter (issued by the Dean of the UPM School of Graduate Studies) to TWAS, when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without the acceptance letter, the application will not be considered for selection.

Application Link

Programme Webpage

 

TWAS/USM Postgraduate Fellowship Details and FAQs

The World Academy of Science in collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia is offering fellowship awards to science-inclined individuals from developing nations who wish to pursue their PhD program in natural sciences.

The TWAS-USM Fellowship is awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue studies towards a PhD degree in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia.

When is the application deadline?

31st August 2018

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes it is

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Developing countries (excluding Malaysia)

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics.

What is the category of this opportunity?

PhD scholarships, Fellowships

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia).
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country.
  • Hold a Master’s degree in a field of natural sciences.
  • Provide an official Acceptance Letter from the USM Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS)Requests for Acceptance Letters must be directed to Prof. Rozman Hj Din,  Dean, Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) (at emails: dean_ips@usm.my and twasusm@gmail.com ) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. The acceptance letter must come from the IPS Dean (and not from any Head of Department or supervisors at USM).
  • In contacting the IPS Dean applicants must

    accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with ALL the following documents:
    – copy of an updated CV;
    – a short write-up of research proposal (maximum 5 pages);
    – scanned copies of certificates, academic transcripts (certified true copy of Bachelor and Master degree certificates) with CGPA 3.5 and above and related credentials;
    – two referee letters;
    – provide evidence of proficiency in English (TOFEL or IELTS);
    – a scanned copy of the front page of their publications.
    Only requests for acceptance letters that contain ALL the above required documents will be processed by the IPS, USM.

  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English (TOFEL or IELTS).
  • 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.

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance.

How long will the scholarship last?

Up to 3 years

How to Apply for the TWAS/USM Postgraduate Fellowship

The award of the fellowship is subject to obtaining in due course a final offer letter of admission from USM that must be approved by the relevant USM School.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications to TWAS is 31 August 2018.
  • Applicants must submit the Preliminary Acceptance Letter from the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), USM when applying to TWAS or by the deadline at the latest. Without Preliminary Acceptance Letter, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Applications for the TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted via the online portal.

Programme Webpage


TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Research Fellowship Details and FAQs

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in biotechnology.

When is the application deadline?

31st August 2018

Is the scholarship offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Developing Countries

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country, or may enrol in a PhD course at a host laboratory/institute in India.

What are the fields of research?

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • Must not

hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.

  • Hold a Master’s or equivalent degree in science or engineering.
  • For SANDWICH Fellowships, be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (sample is included in the application form); OR
  • For FULL-TIME Fellowships; be willing to register at a university in India.
  • Be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the application form). N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen host institution(s), and NOT to DBT.
  • 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.

 

How many scholarships are available?

Several

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance.

What is the duration of the award?

Up to five years

  • SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of 2 years.
  • FULL-TIME Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD): The Fellowship is granted for an initial period of up to 3 years.  Such Fellowships may then be extended for a further 2 years, subject to the student’s performance.  Candidates will register for their PhD at a university in India. DBT will confirm any such extensions to both TWAS and the candidate.

How to Apply for the TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Research Fellowship

  • Before applying it is recommended that applicants read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, and other key requirements of the application procedure.
  • Applications for the TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted to TWAS via the online portal and copy of the submitted application must be sent to DBT by email.

Application Webpage

Scholarship Webpage


TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Details and FAQs

The Fellowship programme is for young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research in the biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand.

When is the application deadline?

31st July 2018

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Developing Countries

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Thailand

What are the eligible fields of study?

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences

What is the category of this opportunity?

Postdoctoral scholarships

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Thailand).
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Thailand or any developed country.
  • hold a PhD degree in any of the following fields: molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, protein crystallography, organic chemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or related disciplines.
  • apply for the fellowship within THREE years of having obtained a PhD degree in a fields of the natural sciences specified above.
  • must not be more than 40 years old by the date of the submission of their applicationNB. For instance, if an applicant turns 40 on 15 June, s/he should make sure not to submit the application later than 15 June.
  • be regularly employed at a research and/or teaching institution in their home country where they must hold a research assignment.
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter from BIOTEC. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the BIOTEC Research Support Division (e-mail rsd@biotec.or.th) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting BIOTEC, 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 the medium of instruction 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.

What are the benefits of the award?

BIOTEC will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.

What is the duration of the programme?

Minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months

How to Apply for the TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Application Webpage

Programme Webpage


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