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TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme to Study in Malaysia 2018



Application Deadline: 31st August 2018

Applications are currently invited for the TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries. Interested members of the public are hereby informed.

TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme to Study in Malaysia 2018

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 program?me

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

 


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