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TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2024

The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) – comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular and Drug Research – for studies leading to a PhD degree in the following fields: organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology, physical chemistry or analytical chemistry.

Aim and Benefits 

ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation, local transportation and incidental minor illness. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

Requirements

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
  • Hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  • Be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;
  • Provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • Provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from ICCBS (see sample letter that can be downloaded below or contained in the online application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS, Prof. Dr. Farzana Shaheen  ([email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]) who will facilitate the assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Farzana Shaheen, applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline and two recommendation letters.
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English.
  • Candidates are encouraged to refer to the following resources to test their level of English:

    https://www.daad.de/en/study-and-research-in-germany/scholarships/important-information-for-scholarship-applicants/ (see Point 9)

    https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-levels/online-english-level-test 

    https://www.britishcouncil.org/english/learn-online/englishscore

  • 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.

Documents Required for Application

  • Acceptance Letter from ICCBS 
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper and SIGNED.
  • Downloadable documents

Online Forms Tutorial

Sample acceptance letter

Application Deadline

July 17, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) on onlineforms.twas.org to apply

For more details, visit TWAS website

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