Author Topic: TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries, 2014  (Read 487 times)

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TWAS-USM offers postdoctoral fellowship to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Fellowship is offered for a minimum period of twelve (12) months to a maximum period of three years and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries. USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The application deadline is 15 September of each year.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is provided in the field of natural sciences.

Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing research program at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Scholarship Provider: TWAS-USM

Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia

Eligibility: 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 five 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 from a department, laboratory or institute at USM (see sample Acceptance Letter in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean, Institute of Postgraduate Studies, USM (Prof. Muhamad Jantan: by e-mail twasusm@gmail.com,mjantan@usm.my) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor.  In contacting Prof. Jantan applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their latest CV and a short write-up of research proposal (maximum 3 pages);

-provide evidence of proficiency in English;

-be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of developing countries (other than Malaysia) (Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, São Tomé and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, China, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay) can apply for the Fellowship.

Scholarship Description: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. Deadline 15 September.Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the fellowships “for research collaboration”, all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and TWOWS that are mutually exclusive.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is offered for a minimum period of twelve (12) months to a maximum period of three years and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries.

What does it cover? -TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments, institutions and laboratories of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for a minimum period of twelve (12) months to a maximum period of three years and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) to enable them to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences.

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

-The language of instruction is English.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: -Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a USM department/laboratory to TWAS and USM when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.

-Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachment via e-mail directly to TWAS and USM. The subject line must contain: USM/ PDoc/the candidate’s surname.  Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.

-Applicants to the TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS and USM (by post, fax or email).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 September of each year.

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